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Rubeosis Iridis Resulting from Agenesis of the Internal Carotid Artery: A Case Report



Yuuji Gyotoku, Takahiro Kawaji* , Masaru Inatani, Mikiko Fukushima, Hidenobu Tanihara
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860-8556, Japan


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Abstract

We report a case of rubeosis iridis resulting from agenesis of the internal carotid artery. Agenesis of the internal carotid artery is a rare congenital anomaly, and most patients do remain asymptomatic, but we should realize that this condition may lead to ocular ischemic changes, the result being rubeosis iridis.

Keywords: Rubeosis iridis, agenesis of the internal carotid artery, glaucoma, trabeculectomy.