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Ophthalmic Pathology

A Concise Guide


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Thomas J. Cummings
    Pages 1-20
  3. Thomas J. Cummings
    Pages 21-42
  4. Thomas J. Cummings
    Pages 43-59
  5. Thomas J. Cummings
    Pages 61-81
  6. Thomas J. Cummings
    Pages 83-111
  7. Thomas J. Cummings
    Pages 113-132
  8. Thomas J. Cummings
    Pages 133-154
  9. Thomas J. Cummings
    Pages 155-181
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 183-192

About this book


    Ophthalmic Pathology: A Concise Guide provides an introductory book of essential and fundamental information that will give the reader a solid foundation in ophthalmic pathology. The volume differs from the available classic and comprehensive ophthalmic pathology textbooks in its basic and simplified ‘one month approach’ concept. The text is rich in macroscopic and microscopic pathology images, clinical images, and bullet-point lists.

    Each chapter (Overview; Cornea; Conjunctiva; Eyelids; Uveal Tract; Retina; Orbit; and, Optic Nerve) includes approximately 30 color figures of common eye pathology diagnoses and also reviews the normal histology of each ocular component. An assortment of commentary related to common diagnoses and differential diagnostic considerations, clinical and pathological correlations, pearls and pitfalls, and ophthalmic pathology terminology can be found in each chapter. Other topics include: the fundamental pathology of glaucoma, trauma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and the phacomatoses; commonly used histochemical stains employed in ophthalmic pathology; and basic prosection of enucleation and evisceration specimens.   


Conjunctiva Ocular pathology Optic nerve Uveal Tract

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyDurhamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ophthalmic Pathology
  • Book Subtitle A Concise Guide
  • Authors Thomas J Cummings
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-4393-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4287-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-4394-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 192
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pathology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

“This basic introductory guide provides a solid, organized foundation to build one’s ophthalmic pathology knowledge. … This book is appropriate for pathology and ophthalmology residents as well as practicing general surgical pathologists who may occasionally encounter an eye specimen. … This is a successful quick reference that can be read cover to cover in a short amount of time … . highly recommended for anyone who seeks practical knowledge in this area. … it is the perfect beginner’s guide to ophthalmic pathology.” (Maura O’Neil, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2013)