Grossing corneal specimens

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 1 May 2018, last major update October 2013

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Cornea: grossing corneal specimens. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyecorneagrossing.html. Accessed October 20th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Don't pick up with forceps
  • Bisect at center with sharp razor to see papillary excrescences or other lesions of interest
  • Embed "on edge"
  • Routine stains are hematoxylin & eosin and PAS (highlights basal lamina)