Fixation of the Ocular Globe

Place The Globe In Fixatif ASAP. The Specimen Should Ideally Be Fixed In Greater Than Or Equal To 10 Times The Specimen’s Volume Worth Of Formalin (Overnight), Then It Can Be Placed In A Smaller Amount Of Formalin For Shipping. Another Possibility Is To Moisten A Few Cotton Balles Or Gauze In Formalin And Place Them In The Container Around The Eye To Keep It Moistened During Shipping. When Shipping During The Winter Months, Isopropyl Alcohol Should Be Added To The Formalin In A 1:10 Ratio To Prevent Freezing Artifacts