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Anterior segment optical coherence tomography to look for Kayser-Fleischer rings
  1. Mittanamalli S Sridhar1,
  2. Roberto Pineda2
  1. 1Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, TelanganaIndia
  2. 2Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MassachusettsUSA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mittanamalli S Sridhar, Department of Ophthalmology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences,Minister Road, Hyderabad 500003, Telangana, India;{at}


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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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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

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