Presentation Title

Iris Neovascularization

College

College of Optometry

Location

Signature Grand, Davie, Florida, USA

Format

Poster

Start Date

25-4-2008 12:00 AM

End Date

25-4-2008 12:00 AM

Abstract

Iris neovascularization can arise from ischemic retinal vascular diseases as well as retinal detachments. When the ischemic retina can no longer supply an adequate amount of blood the eye, new blood vessels begin to grow towards the normal retina for oxygenated blood. If the retina has no viable vascularized tissue left, blood vessels begin to grow forward, to gain their blood supply from the iris. Although iris neo can sometimes be hard to detect, it is very important to carefully inspect the iris for new vessel growth around the pupillary border. This is a case report about a 93 year old white female who came in complaining of a red painful eye. She was diagnosed with an anterior uveitis secondary to a tractional retinal detachment. She was started on Pred Forte and referred to a retinal specialist for evaluation and follow up care.

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Iris Neovascularization

Signature Grand, Davie, Florida, USA

Iris neovascularization can arise from ischemic retinal vascular diseases as well as retinal detachments. When the ischemic retina can no longer supply an adequate amount of blood the eye, new blood vessels begin to grow towards the normal retina for oxygenated blood. If the retina has no viable vascularized tissue left, blood vessels begin to grow forward, to gain their blood supply from the iris. Although iris neo can sometimes be hard to detect, it is very important to carefully inspect the iris for new vessel growth around the pupillary border. This is a case report about a 93 year old white female who came in complaining of a red painful eye. She was diagnosed with an anterior uveitis secondary to a tractional retinal detachment. She was started on Pred Forte and referred to a retinal specialist for evaluation and follow up care.