Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory

The ophthalmic pathology laboratory supports the clinical services with routine tissue processing and histopathology reporting. In addition, the laboratory carries out tests in the areas of histochemistry and immuno-histochemistry, immuno-fluorescence studies, cytology of fluids, fine needle aspiration cytology, rapid intra-operative imprint, and squash cytology. In order to aid clinicians in difficult cases, the laboratory has introduced rapid intraoperative diagnosis by squash and imprint cytology. This enables the generation of a provisional report within 5-7 minutes of receiving a sample. Facilities for frozen section reporting are also available.