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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Kayser Fleischer Rings (Overview)

Kayser-Fleischer rings are a clinical finding in which there are dark rings in the iris of the eye. This is due to accumulation of copper in Wilson's disease.


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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. Sanjiv Kaul
5 doctors shared insights

Kayser Fleischer Rings (Overview)

Kayser-Fleischer rings are a clinical finding in which there are dark rings in the iris of the eye. This is due to accumulation of copper in Wilson's disease.


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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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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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