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.
Last Revised: March 22, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Carol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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