is no routine method for opening eyes. For example, eyes that have
been subjected to previous ophthalmic surgery should be opened in
such a way as to sample the surgical wound sites.
should be transmitted through all eyes to permit the pathologist to
identify shadows which may be caused by intraocular tumors.
of a malignant melanoma of the choroid and ciliary body. The eye was
opened in a special fashion to facilitate clinico-pathologic correlations
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