Microscopy March 2019

For yesterday's teaching session, we welcomed Moorfields Fellows from medical retina and vitreoretinal services as well as Olivia, who is doing a PhD in corneal genetics. We had a case-based discussion around macular and Fuchs' dystrophy and a chat about parasitic diseases in ophthalmology including Loa loa - long story! Over the last month, I've… Continue reading Microscopy March 2019

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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

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

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