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

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 March 2017

This month we had Simon and Alejandro attending from the Royal Veterinary College, as well as Sam from our own department. We reviewed a few orbital tumours, and some corneal and intraocular specimens with keratitis and/or endophthalmitis. Here are a few highlights. Case 1 Elderly patient with a brow lesion. This is keratinising well-differentiated squamous… Continue reading Microscopy March 2017

Moorfields HDT – December 2016

Yesterday's teaching included a tour of the department, where participants got to try their hand at embedding tissue and picking up sections from the waterbath, followed by a microscopy session with some interesting cases from the last month. Here are a few highlights. Case 1 Slow growing lid lesion in an elderly male. This is… Continue reading Moorfields HDT – December 2016