Microscopy July 2019

For yesterday's session, we welcomed regulars from Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Royal Veterinary College as well as two new attendees. Shivani is visiting us from Perth, Western Australia, and Atul is a neuropathology trainee. To start with, we had a brief chat about how uveal melanomas are genetically different from conjunctival melanomas. I had… Continue reading Microscopy July 2019

Microscopy May 2019

This month, Simon and Alejandro from the Royal Veterinary College were able to join us. Congratulations to Alejandro on his new appointment! Alejandro brought along a globe with a diagnosis of equine recurrent uveitis (ERU). As you might expect from the name, there's a chronic inflammatory infiltrate within the iris and ciliary body. Interestingly, there… Continue reading Microscopy May 2019

Microscopy April 2019

For yesterday's session we welcomed Moorfields ophthalmologists who are currently working in vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina and paediatrics and strabismus. These aren't subspecialties which generate a lot of specimens, but we included a few archival cases of vitreous cytology and intraocular biopsies. We started with a quick review of eyelid and globe structure as seen… Continue reading Microscopy April 2019

Moorfields HDT – February 2019

No live microscopy session this month as I was teaching the ophthalmology trainees at Moorfields Eye Hospital. The theme for the afternoon was cancer. Cancer cases form a relatively small proportion of our workload in the Department of Eye Pathology (around 10%) but the care of patients with cancer has certain aspects that don't apply… Continue reading Moorfields HDT – February 2019