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Kayser-Fleischer ring


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

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

Published: February 8, 2016