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Routine histopathology

Histopathological examination of biopsy material, either diagnostic or excisional, of any tissue from the eye or its adnexal structures is available.

Guidance on which specimens should be submitted for examination.

The choice of methodology and appropriateness of the investigation are at the discretion of the consultant pathologist who is guided by details on the clinical request form and knowledge of laboratory methods and current "best practice".

Ophthalmologists are free to discuss the methods employed for any given specimen, but the final decision remains a remit of the clinical pathologist.


(Last reviewed 30th May 2017)