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Kayser-Fleischer ring


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A brownish-yellow ring in the outer rim of the cornea of the eye. It is a deposit of copper granules and is diagnostic of Wilson’s disease. When well developed it can be seen by unaided observation, but faint Kayser-Fleischer rings may only be detected by specialized slit-lamp ophthalmological examination. B. Kayser (1869–1954), German ophthalmologist; B. Fleischer (1848–1904), German physician

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