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
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This paper was reviewed by Christian Lueck, Canberra, Australia.