Microscopy December 2019

For our final session of the year yesterday, we welcomed Alice (corneal service), Majid (medical student), Clare (laboratory) and Beatrice (ocular oncology). It was great seeing how everyone brought different perspectives to the cases we discussed. We started with an overview of basic histology of the eye, and a chat about the usefulness of PAS… Continue reading Microscopy December 2019

Microscopy November 2019

During yesterday's microscopy session, we chatted about relative frequency of uveal melanoma in humans vs cats and dogs. I didn't know that certain dog breeds with higher numbers of melanocytes are prone to oral melanomas! Just came across this recent open access review of canine melanomas as potential models for human melanomas: Canine Melanomas as… Continue reading Microscopy November 2019

Microscopy June 2019

Yesterday's session had a variety of attendees, including Moorfields ophthalmologists, a medical student on elective, our regular veterinary pathologists Simon and Alejandro, and a visiting pathologist from Australia. Simon brought a feline eye with a ciliary body adenoma. This is a rare entity in humans (and not to be confused with Fuchs' adenoma which I've… Continue reading Microscopy June 2019

Microscopy March 2019

For yesterday's teaching session, we welcomed Moorfields Fellows from medical retina and vitreoretinal services as well as Olivia, who is doing a PhD in corneal genetics. We had a case-based discussion around macular and Fuchs' dystrophy and a chat about parasitic diseases in ophthalmology including Loa loa - long story! Over the last month, I've… Continue reading Microscopy March 2019