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Sunflower cataract
  1. Yi-Ching Hsieh1,
  2. Yi-Yu Tsai2
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
  2. 2School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yi-Yu Tsai, School of Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, No.2, Yude Rd., North Dist., Taichung City 404, Taiwan; cizica0331{at}

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Wilson’s disease (WD) is a copper storage disease that results in copper accumulation in many tissues, including brain, kidney, liver and cornea. Kayser–Fleischer ring (K–F ring), which is a pathognomonic sign of WD, is resulted from extracellular copper deposition in Descemet’s membrane of the cornea.1 Sunflower cataract is another ocular manifestation of WD. K–F ring and sunflower cataract, however, are also present in eyes with retained intraocular copper foreign body. Because the treatments between WD and intraocular foreign body (IOFB) are totally different, it is important to differentiate …

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  • Contributors Y-CH cared for the patient and wrote the report. YYT supervised the report.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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