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

Ilorin retinoblastoma workshop, December 2018

Last week, I had the privilege of helping out at a two-day workshop on retinoblastoma. The workshop was held at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital in Nigeria and organised by Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr Dupe Ademola-Popoola. It was supported by VISION 2020 LINKS, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Rb-NET funded by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond… Continue reading Ilorin retinoblastoma workshop, December 2018

Retinoblastoma – post 3

In this post, I'll cover the choroid. I'll start with histology, then address some practical points for retinoblastoma reporting. This is my final retinoblastoma post for the moment - following this I'll be back to my usual teaching blog schedule. Choroid histology This is a high power view of normal choroid, with the vitreous to… Continue reading Retinoblastoma – post 3

Retinoblastoma – post 2

I'm going to focus on the optic nerve in this post, starting with an example of normal histology and then touching on a non-cancer abnormality before covering the different grades of retinoblastoma involvement. Ideally, when grossing a retinoblastoma globe, you should take a transverse section of the optic nerve. However, take care that you are… Continue reading Retinoblastoma – post 2