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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Kayser Fleischer Rings (Overview)

In Wilson's, a dread disease in which the body cannot dispose of extra copper via the biliary system, the overload is eventually visible as a ring around the edges of the corenas of the eye. By then, there's usually serious damage elsewhere. The best screen for Wilson's includes urinary copper and the absence of the KF ring proves nothing. Best wishes.


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What are kayser-fleischer rings?

What are kayser-fleischer rings?

Copper deposits: These occur in wilson's disease and are a ring like deposit of copper which your ophthalmologist can see with the slit lamp during an examination. They usually do not affect the vision. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
6 doctors shared insights

Kayser Fleischer Rings (Overview)

In Wilson's, a dread disease in which the body cannot dispose of extra copper via the biliary system, the overload is eventually visible as a ring around the edges of the corenas of the eye. By then, there's usually serious damage elsewhere. The best screen for Wilson's includes urinary copper and the absence of the KF ring proves nothing. Best wishes.


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What are kayser-fleischer rings?

Copper deposits: These occur in wilson's disease and are a ring like deposit of copper which your ophthalmologist can see with the slit lamp during an examination. They usually do not affect the vision. ...Read more

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What can make kayser-fleischer rings?

Copper: This is a deposit of copper on the eye due to underlying wilson's disease. It usually does not affect the vision but is occasionally a clue to the fact that wilson's disease exists in the first place. ...Read more

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Do Kayser-Fleischer rings only present in the color brown?

No.: Not exactly sure what you mean by that. The rings are due to the deposition of copper complexes in the periphery of the iris. The color is described as brownish to green / gray. They cannot reliably be seen by visual inspection. A slit lamp exam is required. If you can see these easily there is usually a lot of copper and a lot of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell if I have kayser-fleischer rings?

Need to examine: It would require a close examination of your eyes. Please see an ophthalmologist for a detailed examination. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Kayser Fleischer rings?

Copper: In Wilson's, a dread disease in which the body cannot dispose of extra copper via the biliary system, the overload is eventually visible as a ring around the edges of the corenas of the eye. By then, there's usually serious damage elsewhere. The best screen for Wilson's includes urinary copper and the absence of the KF ring proves nothing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have several thin rings around my pupils, could. It be kayser–fleischer rings?

I have several thin rings around my pupils, could. It be kayser–fleischer rings?

You would need an: In person exam to find out. Kf rings are usually in the far periphery of the cornea and quite rare. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rings around my eyes when I was a preteen. if you have kayser-fleischer rings does it mean you have wilsons disease or could it be something normal?

What to do if I have rings around my eyes when I was a preteen. if you have kayser-fleischer rings does it mean you have wilsons disease or could it be something normal?

Let's sort this out: You had rings around your IRISES (actually the plural is irides, but never mind), not your "eyes" (like a raccoon) when you were young and they went away? That's the opposite of what happens with Kayser-Fleischer rings. If you're normal at 35, you don't have Wilson's disease. What to do is nothing. Give my regards to Broad Street. (My compliments for spelling Kayser-Fleischer correctly, BTW.) ...Read more

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What to do 4 ring worm?

What to do 4 ring worm?

Anti fungal cream: Buy over the counter anti-fungal cream like Clotrimazole and apply it twice a day for 10-14 days. If it doesn't resolve or if it worsens see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a ring worm itch ?

Does a ring worm itch ?

Yes, but not always: Typically ringworm does tch. I've seen some patients who do not complain of itching (especially early on). They an otc antifngal cream on the skin to see if that will help. If you are worried about it in the scalp, be sure to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you get ring worm ?

How do you get ring worm ?

Contact: From contact with an animal, person or item(like pillowcase etc) that is infected. It is contagious. ...Read more

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How can you treat ring worm?

Depends: The successful treatment of this process varies with the location. For most skin surfaces there are topical liquids/lotions available over the counter including lotrimin (clotrimazole). Applied twice daily this will often cure simple ringworm. When the infection is in the scalp or nal, an oral prescription med is often required. ...Read more

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What do you do for ring worm ?

What do you do for ring worm  ?

Anti fungal : Try Clotrimazole cream (over the counter, sold usually for "athletes foot"). If not better in 5 days see your doctor. May need full month of treatment for it to completely go away. ...Read more

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Can the nuva ring be to far up?

Can the nuva ring be to far up?

I don't C how?: There is a limit to how far up in the vagina and object can go. It the ring is at the farthest extent of the vagina, it has gone as far as it can go. If you have a concern, discuss with pcp/gyn or get examination. Contraception and total effectiveness is too important to ignore. The consequences are too great. ...Read more

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How does a person get ring worm.

Ringworm is not a: worm, but is a fungal skin infection. A person gets it directly from contact with another person's skin who has it, or from contact with a surface that was touched by another person's ringworm, such as a mat used by wrestlers. It is easily treated with a medicated cream. If you think you have it, contact your doctor to be seen. ...Read more

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Do you know about the nuva ring?

Do you know about the nuva ring?

Nuva ring basics: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/birth-control/birth-control-vaginal-ring-nuvaring

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What should you do for ring worm?

What should you do for ring worm?

Anti-fungals: Ring worm is not a worm, but a fungal infection on the skin. Anti-fungal agents, such as Lamisil (terbinafine) at or lotrimin, can be effective against ring worm. Consult with your family doctor or dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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