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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Carol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology|
|Current as of||February 27, 2013|
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