Kayser-Fleischer Ring.
Wilson’s disease is an uncommon autosomal recessive inherited disorder of copper metabolism. It is characterized by excessive deposition of copper in the liver, brain, and other tissues. The major physiologic abnormality is an excessive absorption of copper from the small intestine and decreased excretion of copper from the liver. Among many signs and symptoms, the deposition of copper can be observed as a ring around the iris under a slit-lamp eye examination.

Kayser-Fleischer Ring.

Wilson’s disease is an uncommon autosomal recessive inherited disorder of copper metabolism. It is characterized by excessive deposition of copper in the liver, brain, and other tissues. The major physiologic abnormality is an excessive absorption of copper from the small intestine and decreased excretion of copper from the liver. Among many signs and symptoms, the deposition of copper can be observed as a ring around the iris under a slit-lamp eye examination.

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