Eye microtomy

From:"Demirs, John T."

I have read that when sectioning eyes for histology that you first place the
ribbon onto a cold water bath then onto a warm water bath. This is not done
for any other tissue type.  

Why then is it done for Eyes, and is it necessary? 

Can you go directly to the warm water bath with out adverse effects.


John T. Demirs B. A. HTL (ASCP)
Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Photopathology Dept. Edward 214
15 Fruit St.
Boston Ma 02114
617-726-6984 phone
617-726-1206 fax

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