We are currently experiencing issues with our phone line, all enquires must be made via email to Moorfields.pathioo@nhs.net or via telephone 07407 324 945.


Updated work practices for Ophthalmic Pathology
To: All users of the London National Specialist Ophthalmic Pathology Service


In view of the constant changes during this time, our department is regularly reviewing the contingency plan to ensure that the work provided is maintained at a high standard and delivered in the least disrupted manner as possible.


The department is opened between the hours of 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday. We should also inform you that our postal service has now returned to normal and specimens can be sent directly to us on the address below:


Department of Eye Pathology
UCL - Institute of Ophthalmology
11-43 Bath Street
London EC1V 9EL


All enquiries must be made via email Moorfields.pathioo@nhs.net or via telephone to 07407 324 945. Although we will try and keep delays to a minimum the turn-around times might be significantly longer than normal. I am sorry if this will cause some inconvenience but the intention is to keep things running.


If you have any suggestions or complaints please contact the Head of the Department: Prof Phil Luthert on p.luthert@ucl.ac.uk or our Laboratory Manager: Samanta da Silva Fonseca on s.fonseca@ucl.ac.uk.


Phil Luthert
Head of Department



Department of Eye Pathology, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Welcome to the web page of our department. Here you can find links to other web pages and downloadable documents.


EyePath database

Please login for access to our database of reports (registered users only). If you are not already a registered user of the database, you can register by filling in the form.


Please note that access to the EyePath database is approved manually, and this may take a few days. It speeds the registration process if you use an NHS email address to register.


Research tissue bank

The tissue bank has close links with the Department of Eye Pathology. If you require access to ethically approved tissue for eye-related research, please contact Dr Richard Elliott by emailing r.j.elliott@ucl.ac.uk


Downloadable documents

Users of our service are welcome to use our printable request form which can be downloaded below.


FT067 Request Form  


Vitreous Form  


The Department of Eye Pathology User Guide provides information on the service available from this department, and how to use the service.

Department of Eye Pathology User Guide


Below are documents covering the registration process and use of the EyePath system.

Department of Eye Pathology Registration Guide


The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Ophthalmic Services Guidance Chapter on Ophthalmic Pathology can be found here:

The Joint Colleges Guidance Document gives advice regarding what material should be submitted for histopathological examination, and what material it is acceptable to discard.

Joint Colleges Guidance Document on referral of ophthalmic pathology specimens



Other resources


User Survey

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology homepage


How to contact us

The department is open during normal UK office hours: 09:00 - 17:00, Monday - Friday with the exception of public holidays and university closure days. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/staff/term-dates



Department of Eye Pathology
UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
11 - 43 Bath Street
London EC1V 9EL


Tel: +44 (0)20 7608 6888
Fax: +44 (0)20 7608 6862
Email: pathadmin.ioo@ucl.ac.uk


Comments, complaints or praise relating to the service or this website should be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department at the above address. Emails should be sent to p.luthert@ucl.ac.uk , please include details of any issues with examples where possible. We will respond to your comment, be they positive or negative within 5 working days.