Kayser-Fleischer rings: learning characteristic signs of Wilson's disease

Kayser-Fleischer rings are brownish-yellow rings that occur at the sclero-corneal junction. They consist of copper deposits (hence the colour). Their presence is a very important diagnostic sign of Wilson’s disease

What diseases can be associated with Kayser-Fleischer rings?

The presence of the rings is a specific sign of Wilson’s disease.

Rarely, they may occur in other disorders affecting the liver.

What are the remedies?

The rings are not treated directly, but by treating the disease from which they originate.

With Kayser-Fleischer rings, when should a doctor be consulted?

The Kayser-Fleischer ring is generally visible by means of the slit lamp, a special instrument used in ophthalmology, and can therefore be observed during an eye examination, which is in itself a specialist examination.

However, it may also be visible to the naked eye, in which case it is advisable to consult your doctor.

In this case, it is a good idea to go to your doctor for a consultation – without anxiety, but with the need for further investigation in mind.

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