Periorbital hemangiomas

N S Goldberg, M A Rosanova
Dermatologic Clinics 1992, 10 (4): 653-61
1. Any hemangioma that involves the upper or lower lid and leads to partial closure in infancy may interfere with or prevent development of normal binocular vision in a matter of days to weeks. 2. Hemangiomas least likely to interfere with vision are lower lid lesions occupying one third of the lid margin or less, not extending beyond the eyelid region, and resolving early. 3. Hemangiomas associated with deprivation amblyopia (with or without anisometropia) are lesions occupying more than one half of the lid margin, extending beyond the eyelid region, resolving late, and obstructing the visual axis. 4. Hemangiomas associated with isolated anisometropic amblyopia are local but bulky lesions that are usually but not always restricted to the upper lid, closing the eye partly and resolving late. 5. The treatment of choice for periorbital hemangiomas is corticosteroids, either systemic or intralesional.

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