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Opthalmic Pathology


Ophthalmic Pathology is the subspecialty of Pathology and Ophthalmology that focuses on diseases of the eye and its neighboring tissues.

At the Havener Eye Institute, Ophthalmic Pathologists study tissues excised by Ophthalmologists within our department to provide a precise diagnosis of the disease. The diseased tissue is examined macroscopically (gross examination) and by light microscopy.

Other techniques, such as transmission and scanning electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, as well as molecular biological and other methods are also sometimes employed. The diagnosis of the disease plays an important part in patient care.