Welcome to COPLOW
The Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin (COPLOW) was founded in 1983 by Dr. Richard R. Dubielzig, a board certified veterinary pathologist with a long-time research interest in ocular pathology. The extent of the service has grown exponentially, currently providing histopathology services for approximately 3,000 mail-in cases annually, with further expansion expected. The COPLOW is a mail-in ocular pathology service designed to provide pathology services for clinical veterinary ophthalmologists around the country and world. Veterinary specialists in ophthalmology need a service which not only provides a timely and accurate diagnosis, but is capable of going beyond the diagnosis and investigating relevant aspects of ocular pathology to better understand the pathogenesis and prognosis of ocular disease. The laboratory is also interested in disseminating information on ocular pathology to students of ophthalmology at all levels.
The Assets of the Laboratory
Clinical: Approximately 50% of ACVO Diplomates and practicing veterinary ophthalmologists around the world use the service occasionally or on a regular basis. The COPLOW goal is to provide a high quality, accurate, and timely mail-in ocular histopathology service specifically designed to fit the needs of board certified veterinary ophthalmologists around the world.
We try to provide a resource for disseminating information on ocular pathology and ocular disease to veterinary ophthalmology students at all levels through case presentations, scientific reports, invited lectures and distance education.
Coplow will host the 1st COPS Meeting 2013 (Comparative Ocular Pathology Society) September 26 - 28. See updated COPS flyer for more information. Registration available through UW SVM CE. Scroll down to COPS Meeting for hotel information and registration link.
WOPTS online (not currently operative)
The Wisconsin Ocular Pathology Teaching Set (WOPTS) is now available on line. Download the teaching text as a pdf file and view the slides as Aperio images on the internet. No special software needed. The slides are scanned up to 20x and the navigation is intuitive.
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