Ophthalmic Pathology

The Ophthalmic Pathology Service is concerned with the diagnosis of cytology and tissue specimens from the eye and orbit. The service processes and interprets surgical, cytology, and autopsy specimens, with special interest in ocular and lacrimal gland neoplasms and fine needle aspiration of tumors in the eye and orbit.


  • Resection and biopsy reviews
  • Biopsies from the eye and eyelids
  • Cytologic specimens from the eye and orbit, including fine needle aspiration
  • Consultation services for examination of enucleation and exenteration specimens


  • Resident training
  • Ophthalmic pathology conference
  • Training for Neuropathology Fellows
  • Elective for medical students, OP-264.01
  • Training for Ophthalmic Pathology Fellows
  • Ophthalmology and Pathology residents and fellows
  • Online training for residents, fellows and students at Mission for Vision and MedRounds


  • Structure and function of tear proteins
  • Study of ocular and lacrimal gland diseases
  • Pathologic mechanism of dry eye diseases
  • Pathologic mechanism of ocular surface disorders


Contact Information

Location & General Inquiries
100 Stein Plaza, B269
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 825-6780 

Section Chief
Ben Glasgow, MD
(310) 825-6780 l Email

Pathology Requests & Reports
(310) 825-8947 (UCLA)
(310) 267-2680 (outside UCLA) 

Tissue Procurement and Banking Services (TPCL)
(310) 825-1717