rubeosis iridis

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1929
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A definition of "rubeosis iridis" is presented. It refers to a condition in which new blood vessels are formed on the anterior surface of the iris. It is related to vascular disease affecting the retinal vein of the eye , which is seen most frequently in diabetics. It leads to painful, hemorrhagic glaucoma.


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