On this resource, the following formatting is used for comprehensiveness:
- Minimal depth
- (Moderate depth)
- Serially section in 3-4 mm wide slices.
Example gross report:
|(Labeled: ___. The specimen is received in formalin and consists of an) << opaque / translucent>> corneal disc measuring __ cm in diameter and __ cm in thickness. The specimen is serially sectioned and entirely submitted for microscopic examination in one cassette.|
Look for integrity of Bowman's and Descemet's membranes.
For corneal opacities, look for the most common causes, which generally manifest as:
- Inflammation and edema
- Traumatic injury
(Right eye cornea, excision:
- Michael Woods (2018). Corneal Opacity. Winchester Hospital, MA.