About Ophthalmic Pathology This is a rarely found sub-specialty. Ocular pathologists specialize in the diagnosis of microscopic tissue from ocular conditions once it is obtained surgically and sent to the laboratory for analysis. These specialists make a tissue diagnosis based on specimens from the cornea, conjunctiva, eyelids, retina/vitreous, intraocular and orbital tumours, phakomatoses, lens, congenital anomalies, and optic nerve.

Ophthalmics Ocular pathology is the discipline within hospital pathology departments or private department that deals with the microscopic diagnosis of tissue specimens of the eye or parts of the eye. Such specimens include the conjunctiva, orbit, lachrymal gland, lachrymal drainage system, optic nerve, vitreous, and the whole eye. These lesions can be benign or malignant. For instance, the most common diagnosed cancers are retinoblastoma (cancer of the retina) in children, or choroidal melanoma in adults. There are cases in which the final diagnosis have to be made by a pathologist who has had specialized training in the field of ocular pathology.

We will be glad to receive inquires from ocular pathologists: microscopic slides for consultation, as well as whole eyes (in formalin) for gross and microscopic interpretation For advise of coming specimens or to clarify instructions for shipping, please send a mail to: info@putterman.org


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