Saturday, October 22, 2005

TABLE OF CONTENTS

EYE PATHOLOGY SPECIMEN PROCESSING MANUAL FOR RESIDENTS

This manual is written for ophthalmology residents rotating in Ophthalmic Pathology to aid in specimen examination and processing. Here are some tips on navigating this site. For all figures, click to enlarge, for topics and references many of the terms and topics are highlighted so click if indicated to link for more details. For your convenience buttons move to the next page or you can use the table of contents to search specific topics.

TABLE OF CONTENTS (Click on the heading to link to the topic)
COURSE OBJECTIVES
R
ESIDENT SYLLABUS
SUGGESTED READING

RESIDENT RESPONSIBILITIES

GENERAL INFORMATION

Clinical
History

Fixation of Tissue
Freezing Tissue
Handling Tissue

Labeling Cassettes

Placing orders
Gross Only (Identification) General Information

Example Reports for Gross Only Specimens Surgical Devices, Implants,
Preparing Reports
Micro Descriptions
Final Diagnosis

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR SURGICAL SPECIMENS
Glaucoma Filtration Devices, (Baerveldt, Ahmed Valve, Express Shunts)
Extraocular muscle
Intraocular Lenses for ID Only
Native Human Lenses
Instructions for Specific Tissues
Cornea
Conjunctiva
Epiretinal Membranes
Orbital Biopsies
Eyelid Lesions
Temporal Arteries

Vitrectomy/Lensectomy Washings
Vitrectomy Washings from HIV Patients
Anterior Chamber / Vitreous Taps
Fine Needle Aspiration
Conjunctival Smears


SPECIFIC LESIONS
Lymphoproliferative Lesions
Multiple Specimens from the Same Patient
Instructions for Whole Surgical Eyes
Melanoma
Retinoblastoma
Endophthalmitis

Eviscerations and Exenterations
Outside Slide Reviews
















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