Ophthalmic Pathology

Ophthalmic Pathology

The Evolution of Modern Concepts

1st Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Author: Curtis Margo
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323957885

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Ophthalmic Pathology: The Evolution of Current Concepts examines how our current understanding of morphologic disease, nomenclature and classification over the last century came about. The book explores the historical context and the modern trends of ocular nosology, emphasizing the science of disease classification. Chapters highlight major studies and developments surrounding approximately 50 disorders whose diagnoses are established by pathology, corresponding to a historical road map of current nomenclature, methods of disease classification, and the role of diagnostic morphology. Using a streamlined, highly illustrated format, this book provides a unique historic and evolutionary perspective into current views on the morphology of eye disease.

Key Features

  • Includes illustrations showing basic principles and relevant morphologic features of different conditions
  • Provides insights into the limitations of morphologic diagnoses
  • Discusses a wide range of disorders, including ophthalmic pathology of the eye, conjunctiva and optic nerve


Ophthalmologists of all subspecialties, ocular oncologists and pathologists

Table of Contents

  • Part I. Conjunctival and Ocular Neoplasia
    1. Modern notion of cancer
    2. In situ cancer
    3. Epithelial tumors of conjunctiva
    4. Conjunctival dysplasia and carcinoma in situ
    5. Melanocytic tumors of conjunctiva
    6. In situ melanoma
    7. Uveal melanoma
    8. Intraocular melanocytoma
    9. Retinoblastoma
    10. Retinocytoma
    11. Ocular lymphoma
    12. Medulloepithelioma
    13. Hamartoma and choristoma

    Part II. Conjunctival and Ocular Inflammations
    1. Conjunctivitis
    2. Sympathetic ophthalmia
    3. Lens-induced inflammation
    4. Toxocariasis
    5. Intraocular granulomatous inflammation
    6. Autoimmune inflammation of cornea and sclera
    7. Reactive lymphoid hyperplasia

    Part III. Ocular and Conjunctival Degenerations and Miscellaneous
    1. Pterygium and pinguecula
    2. Stromal dystrophies of the cornea
    3. Corneal endothelial proliferations
    4. Open-angle glaucoma
    5. Cataracts and artificial intraocular lenses
    6. Cavernous degeneration of optic nerve
    7. Epiretinal membranes
    8. Age-related macular degeneration
    9. Papilledema

    Part IV. Eyelid and Orbit
    1. Basal cell carcinoma
    2. Sebaceous carcinoma
    3. Squamous cell carcinoma
    4. Adnexal cancers
    5. Mesenchymal tumors
    6. Indolent lymphomas
    7. High-grade lymphomas
    8. Idiopathic inflammations
    9. Rhabdomyosarcoma
    10. Langerhans histiocytosis
    11. Xanthomatous inflammations
    12. Optic nerve meningioma
    13. Optic nerve glioma
    14. Germ cell tumors
    15. Vascular tumors and malformations
    16. The leukemias

    Part V. The Influencers
    1. Histochemistry
    2. Electron microscopy
    3. Immunohistochemistry
    4. Adjuvant laboratory studies and molecular diagnostics
    5. Cytology
    6. Cancer grading and staging
    7. Subspecialty training

Product details

  • No. of pages: 200
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323957885

About the Author

Curtis Margo

Dr. Margo is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Tampa, FL, and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine medical school in 1974 and currently is Professor and Director of Ophthalmic Pathology at University of South Florida. His research interests include ocular pathology, clinical methods in ophthalmology, history of medicine and clinical epidemiology. He has published numerous books and book chapters, more than 300 articles and has over 5,000 citations. In 2019, Dr Curtis was the recipient of the Senior Achievement Award, by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Chief, Section of Ophthalmology, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL; Former, Dorothy Daniels Professor of Ophthalmic Pathology, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA

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