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

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Microscopy September 2018

This month, we welcomed two of the new Moorfields trainees and Esin, a paediatric pathologist from The Royal London Hospital. We covered corneal and retinal histology and chatted about how some tumours may have deceptively bland cytology.  Cases included a metastatic carcinoma with unknown primary, a retinal detachment and a cavernous haemangioma. We had a… Continue reading Microscopy September 2018

Some detective work

I usually post monthly, following a group teaching session, but this case is worth commenting on separately. It was a routine specimen that arrived one Monday morning with clinical information of: endothelial cell failure, DMEK surgery. We receive about a dozen corneal specimens per week, and there wasn't anything of note macroscopically. Descemet's membrane specimens… Continue reading Some detective work

Teaching August 2018

This month's session was pretty mix'n'match, starting with an excellent introduction to working in the Moorfields Accident & Emergency service by Dr Gordon Hay. A special welcome to those who have just started working for the Trust! I followed up with an introduction to eye pathology, including some case discussions. We then ended the afternoon… Continue reading Teaching August 2018