Reviewer: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 23 March 2013, last major update January 2013
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End of Eye > Conjunctiva > Grossing
- Specimens are thin and tend to fold when placed in fixative
- Surgeon should spread lesion onto filter paper, allow to dry for a few seconds, then place in specimen container (see
University of Illinois at Chicago protocol)
- Relevant landmarks should be labeled
- For lesions that extend to limbus, cut so sections are perpendicular to limbus
- Don't use methylene blue or toluidine blue ink for margins, as they bleed into sample
- Don't place specimens on sponges, which expand in fixative and distort specimen
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