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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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