Microscopy January 2018

For this month's microscopy session we had a mixture of attendees: Moorfields trainees, paediatric pathologists, veterinary pathologists and researchers from the Institute of Ophthalmology. Part of the challenge (and fun) about eye pathology is that it lies at the junction of so many different specialist areas. In fact, in some countries, ophthalmic pathology is performed… Continue reading Microscopy January 2018

Microscopy November 2017

For this month's microscopy session, we welcomed Simon, Alexandro and Oscar from the Royal Veterinary College. Simon kicked off with a couple of dog eyes - a Dobermann with a ciliary body adenoma (which is very rare in humans but not uncommon in dogs), and a Shih Tzu with vitreoretinal abnormalities which are a predilection… Continue reading Microscopy November 2017

Microscopy October 2017

In this month's session we welcomed back Simon and Alejandro from the Royal Veterinary College as well as Institute of Ophthalmology researchers Alison, Beatriz and Karla. We started with a case of Reis-Bücklers corneal dystrophy, which led to a chat about granular dystrophy variants and other TGFBI-associated dystrophies. Other cases included eye trauma and intraocular… Continue reading Microscopy October 2017

Microscopy September 2017

A quiet session this month, which gave us a chance to start by reviewing some technical aspects of macroscopy (grossing) and compare macroscopic impressions with the corresponding slides before moving on to discussion of recent interesting cases. Case 1 Globe with choroidal tumour. The actual diagnosis isn't a challenge here, but there are a couple… Continue reading Microscopy September 2017