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Rubeosis Iridis


Rubeosis iridis is a reddish discoloration in the colored part of the eye (iris) caused by the growth of abnormal vessels. It usually results from severe diabetes and may progress to neovascular glaucoma, a severe and often painful type of glaucoma.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerCarol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology
Specialist Medical ReviewerChristopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
Last RevisedMarch 22, 2011

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