Microscopy January 2019

Yesterday we welcomed Simon, Alejandro and Oscar from the Royal Veterinary College for our monthly case discussion as well as Sam and Manuela from our lab. Alejandro brought a couple of interesting canine globes. The first was a massive intraocular haemorrhage following phacoemulsification surgery for cataract. The second was an iris melanoma. Interestingly, one of… Continue reading Microscopy January 2019

Microscopy December 2018

A quieter session this month, which just meant more mince pies for everyone who attended. We started with a review of corneal structure, and had a chat about the phenomenon of Descemet's membrane thickening during endothelial cell loss. Charlotte raised a very interesting question as to the relationship of thickened Descemet's membrane to corneal oedema.… Continue reading Microscopy December 2018

Microscopy October 2018

For this month's microscopy session, I'd received a request to review FRCOphth examination-type material, particularly corneas. So we spent a bit of time on the three classic corneal stromal dystrophies and their typical (and atypical!) appearances. I have a previous post on the stromal dystrophies here. We also did a refresher on some basic descriptive… Continue reading Microscopy October 2018