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Kayser-Fleischer ring

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Ring of grey-green or brownish-pigmented ring, 1-3 mm broad, in the deep epithelial layers at the outer border of the cornea. Pathogonomic eye symptom due to copper deposition in Wilson’s disease (degeneratio hepatolenticularis).


  • B. Kayser:
    Über einen Fall von angeborener grünlicher Verfärbung des Cornea.
    Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde, Stuttgart, 1902, 40(2): 22-25.
  • B. Fleischer:
    Zwei weitere Fälle von grünlicher Verfärbung der Kornea.
    Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde, Stuttgart, 1903, 41(1): 489-491.

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