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Kayser-Fleischer ring

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

medical Definition of Kayser-Fleischer ring

: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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