Rubeosis Iridis!

Neovascularization of Iris (NVI)⁣ ⁣ New abnormal blood vessels on the surface of the iris in response to retinal ischemia ⁣



⁣ 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘴:⁣ ● Advanced Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy⁣ ● Central retinal vein occlusion⁣ ● Ocular ischemic syndrome⁣ ● Chronic retinal detachment⁣ ● Uveitis⁣ ● Neoplastic disorders eg. Retinoblastoma⁣ ● Post surgery (Vitrectomy/ Cataract Surgery)⁣ ● Trauma⁣ ⁣ 𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬:⁣ ⁣ 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝟷:⁣ ● New thin walled vessels in iris near the pupillary border and at the root of iris⁣ ⁣ 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝟸:⁣ ● New vessels penetrate the anterior surface near pupil and root of iris- the two sets merge⁣ ● New vessels in iris stroma also⁣ ● Spontaneous hyphema can occur due to fragility of the blood vessels⁣ ⁣ 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝟹:⁣ ● Anterior surface fully covered by new vessels - becomes flat, loss of normal iris markings⁣ ● Ectropion uvea develops - anterior layer of new formed fibrovascular tissue contracts⁣ and pulls pigment layer anteriorly⁣ ● Peripheral anterior synechiae develops⁣ ● NVI may cover the trabecular meshwork - ultimately leads to ​neovascular glaucoma⁣ ⁣ Image from Rajan Eye Care Hospital⁣ #ophthalmology #ophthal #iris #neovascularisationofiris #NVI #doctor #health #medical #vision #education #optometry #medicalstudent #optometrist #medicine #eye #ophtho #ophthalmologist #ophthalmo #med #medicaleducation#medicaleducation #ophthalmologyresident#ophthalmologyresident #ophthalmologyresident

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