Specialized Services

Ocular Histological Sections

Ocular Histological Sections

NDRI’s Ocular Histological Sections Project is an invaluable resource for investigators who are unable to process whole globes or who prefer to receive only specific sections of relevance. An experienced ophthalmologist/histopathologist processes all eyes, and provides detailed pathology reports, including comprehensive medical/social history data, for each donor.

We can provide Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded (FFPE) or Optimal Cutting Temperature (OCT) frozen sections from both normal and diseased donors, including donors with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

Available sections include:

  • Region 2: Anterior segment

  • Region 3: Angle structures only

  • Region 4: Angle with mid-peripheral retina/choroid/sclera

  • Region 5: Whole eye (through foveola, parafovea, perifovea or non-macula)
  • Region 6: Optic nerve

  • Region 7: Retina (with RPE/choroid structure or neural retina only)

  • Region 8: Macula (foveola, fovea, parafovea or perifovea)


View our Ocular Histological Section Inventory


Click HERE to start the application process.

If you have questions, please contact NDRI at (800) 222-NDRI (6374) and ask to speak to a member of the Scientific Services team or email us at research@ndriresource.org.

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