Ophthalmic Pathology

(Images of Granular Corneal Dystrophy)

Ophthalmic pathology is a highly subspecialized field at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) that focuses on disease processes of the eye and associated adnexal structures. Our team of specialists, led by Dr. Jie Chen, carefully examines each specimen and routinely uses histologic, immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence techniques in the course of our analyses. Other specialized techniques that may be used include ultrastructural, cytogenetic and molecular methods. Often a combination of these advanced techniques in this ever changing field are used to diagnose a wide range of conditions including neoplasia, degenerative diseases, infections, autoimmune illnesses, developmental disorders and vascular entities. We work closely with the department of ophthalmology in the Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute, to provide precision care to all of our patients. To request consultation please contact Regional Pathology Services.