Neovascularization of the iris: an experimental model in cats.


Journal Article

Neovascularization of the iris was induced in cats by removing the vitreous and lens and creating a rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. The presence of new blood vessels on the anterior surface of the iris was verified from the second month onward by slit lamp examination, as well as by light microscopy six to twelve months after the operation. Control eyes undergoing vitrectomy and lensectomy, but without retinal detachment, did not develop rubeosis iridis. This model may allow investigation into causes and therapy of rubeosis iridis.

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Cited Authors

  • Stefansson, E; Landers, MB; Wolbarsht, ML; Klintworth, GK

Published Date

  • March 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 361 - 364

PubMed ID

  • 6199323

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6199323

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-0404


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States