rubeosis iridis

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rubeosis

 [roo″be-o´sis]
redness.
rubeosis i´ridis a condition characterized by a new formation of vessels and connective tissue on the surface of the iris, frequently seen in diabetics.
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rubeosis iridis 

Neovascularization of the iris characterized by numerous coarse and irregular vessels on the surface and stroma of the iris. The new blood vessels may cover the trabecular meshwork, cause peripheral anterior synechia and give rise to secondary glaucoma. The most frequent causes are diabetes mellitus and central retinal vein occlusion. See neovascular glaucoma; iritis; retinal vein occlusion.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann