The ophthalmic pathology laboratory supports the clinical services with routine tissue processing and histopathology reporting. In addition, the laboratory carries out tests in the areas of histochemistry and immuno-histochemistry, immuno-fluorescence studies, cytology of fluids, fine needle aspiration cytology, rapid intra-operative imprint, and squash cytology. In order to aid clinicians in difficult cases, the laboratory has introduced rapid intraoperative diagnosis by squash and imprint cytology. This enables the generation of a provisional report within 5-7 minutes of receiving a sample. Facilities for frozen section reporting are also available.