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Ophthalmic Pathology Virtual Microscopy

Overview

Virtual microscopy is a novel method of posting microscope images on, and transmitting them over, computer networks for the purpose of facilitating collaborative interaction among colleagues across diverse geographical locations. It involves a synthesis of microscopy technologies and digital technologies. With recent advances in virtual microscopy, it is now possible to achieve image resolutions approaching that visible under the optical microscope.

An ophthalmic pathology virtual microscopy workgroup has been established in order to create an Ophthalmic Pathology Collaborative and Educational Resource (OPCER) for ophthalmologists, ophthalmology residents, and medical students. Additional potential benefits include Continuing Medical Education for ophthalmologists and eye pathologists, and Quality Assurance programs for practicing eye pathologists.  The following institutions are part of this OPCER workgroup: 

  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Duke University
  • University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
  • Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

High quality histopathologic specimens for ophthalmic pathology are scanned using technology available from Aperio. We currently have a large data base of scanned specimens which are available for viewing. Ultimately, the goal of this project is to provide an invaluable ophthalmic pathology resource which will be made available to interested individuals worldwide.

Visit the Ophthalmic Pathology Virtual Microscopy web site.

Workgroup

Jay Perlman, MD, PhD

Jay Perlman, MD, PhD
Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine

Deepak P. Edward, MD, FACS

Deepak P. Edward, MD, FACS
Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine

 

Thomas Cummings, MD

Thomas Cummings, MD
Duke University

Nasreen Syed, MD

Nasreen Syed, MD
University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine

 

Paul Bryar, MD

Paul Bryar, MD
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Tatyana Milman, MD

Tatyana Milman, MD
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

 

Richard Grostern, MD

Richard Grostern, MD
Rush University Medical Center

Sander Dubovy, MD

Sander Dubovy, MD
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

 

Video

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