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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Carol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology
Last Revised February 27, 2013

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Last Updated: February 27, 2013
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