Corneal copper quantitation in Wilson's disease

M. Belkin, R. Zeimer, T. Chazek

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Diagnostic X-ray excitation spectrometry was used to measure in vivo the amount of copper in the corneas of seven patients known to suffer from hepatolenticular degeneration (Wilson's disease) and two healthy control subjects. Utilizing this method enabled us to distinguish between normal and abnormal eyes and to monitor the efficacy of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalMetabolic Ophthalmology
Issue number2-4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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