Bruno Fleischer

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Bruno Otto Fleischer  (1874 – 1965) was a German ophthalmologist.


Biography

  • Born 1874, Stuttgart
  • Died

Key Medical Attributions


Medical Eponyms

  • Kayser-Fleischer Ring (1902, 1903) brown-green pigmented rings encircle the iris secondary to copper deposition in descemet’s membrane of cornea commonly associated with Wilson’s disease
  • Fleischer ring (1906) are dark-brown/yellow pigmented rings in the peripheral cornea, resulting from iron deposition (as haemosiderin) in basal epithelial cells. Most often associated with keratoconus.

Controversies

  • Fleischer has suffered from a case of mistaken identity for many years. Most often his work in ophthalmology (and his internet search image…) is attributed to the physician Richard Fleischer, born in 1848

Major Publications


References

  • Dening TR, Berrios GE. Eponymous confusion over Bruno Fleischer. Lancet. 1990 Feb 3;335(8684):291. [PMID 1967744]
  • Bruno Otto Fleischer  (1874 – 1965). Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde. 1965;147:264
  • Landesbibliographie Baden-Württemberg Bruno Fleischer [39716]

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