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Optical coherence tomography of the Kayser-Fleischer ring: an ancillary diagnostic tool for Wilson’s disease in children
  1. Anubha Rathi,
  2. Brijesh Takkar,
  3. Nripen Gaur,
  4. Prafulla Kumar Maharana
  1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Brijesh Takkar, britak.aiims{at}


This report presents anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) images of Kayser-Fleischer ring (KFR) in a child. The AS-OCT images highlight differential reflectivity of the KFR depending on amount of copper deposited in cornea, thus supporting the role of AS-OCT as a follow-up tool. Utility of AS-OCT for diagnosing and documenting the KFR in children otherwise uncooperative for detailed slit lamp examination is discussed.

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  • Contributors AR and BT contributed to diagnosis, management, imaging and writing the manuscript. NG contributed to imaging and writing the manuscript. PKM performed crititical review of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Consent obtained from guardian.

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

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