Cytopathology & Ophthalmic Pathology

Cytopathology is the examination of cells extracted from tissues of the body under the microscope to determine the signs and characteristics of disease. Cytopathology is often called "cytology," a branch of pathology that deals with manifestations of disease at the cellular level.A cytopathology report tells us whether the cells studied contain signs of a disease. Cells examined for cytopathology can come from fluids extracted from body cavities - e.g. urine, sputum or fluids accumulating inside the chest or abdomen. Cells can also be extracted by inserting needles into lumps or diseased areas or tissues which is called fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC).