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Anterior segment optical coherence tomography to look for Kayser-Fleischer rings

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Ophthalmologists usually use slit lamp biomicroscopy to look for Kayser-Fleischer rings in Wilson’s disease; anterior segment optical coherence tomography is a new alternative to identify the characteristic hyper-reflective layer in the deep corneal periphery at the level of Descemet’s membrane. This method allows non-ophthalmologists to look for and to quantify Kayser-Fleischer rings.

  • Kayser–Fleischer ring
  • Wilson’s disease
  • slit lamp biomicroscope
  • optical coherence tomography
  • copper
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