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Kayser–Fleischer ring

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noun Kay·ser–Flei·scher ring \ˈkī-zər-ˈflī-shər-ˌriŋ\

Medical Definition of Kayser–Fleischer ring

  1. :  a brown or greenish brown ring of copper deposits around the cornea that is characteristic of Wilson's disease



Biographical Note for kayser–fleischer ring

Kayser, Bernhard (1869–1954), and Fleischer, Bruno Otto (1874–1965), German ophthalmologists. Kayser described the corneal ring that is a diagnostic symptom of Wilson's disease in 1902. Fleischer published his own description.


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