Ophthalmic Pathology Rotation (AP-1 and AP-2)
- Dr. John Sinard and attending staff
Ophthalmic pathology represents a subspecialty area both because of the number of entities which occur uniquely in the area and because of the somewhat esoteric vocabulary associated with the discipline. Since the specimen volume is small, these specimens are handled by one of the residents on the "TGUM" surgical pathology rotation or on the Dermatopathology rotation (for eyelid lesions). Many of the cases, such as eyelid biopsies and temporal artery biopsies, can be signed out directly with these attendings. Other cases more unique to the eye, such as corneas, some conjunctival biopsies, and most lesions of the globe are routinely signed out with Dr. John Sinard, who is also happy to look at any other peri-orbital specimens.
The resident is exposed to a wide array of neoplastic and non-neoplastic pathology with study sets supplementing this material. The goal of this rotation is to assure some exposure to the field of ophthalmic pathology, which may be enhanced with additional training.
Additional Resident Duties and Responsibilities
- For specimens which will not be signed out by the attending pathologist on the General rotation, contact Dr. Sinard and arrange for timely signout of the material.
Additional Goals and Objectives for the Ophthalmic Pathology Rotation
- Becoming proficient grossing specimens from the eye and peri-orbital region
- Learning ophthalmologic terminology and abbreviations
Interpersonal and Communication Skills:
- Working with the ophthalmology resident assigned to the service to interpret clinical histories and clinical differential diagnoses