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Case Report

Prevention of stimulus deprivation amblyopia in children with eyelid capillary haemangioma

Authors:

Shahenna Hussain ,

Eye Department, Diana Princess of Wales Children’s Hospital, Birmingham
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Clare Dewsbery

Eye Department, Diana Princess of Wales Children’s Hospital, Birmingham
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Abstract

Aim: To present a case of eyelid capillary haemangioma with complete eye closure in an infant.

Methods: A case is discussed of a 5-week-old baby with eyelid capillary haemangioma. The ophthalmic and orthoptic findings are documented, with photographs. Investigation and treatment are described to illustrate the measures taken to prevent stimulus deprivation amblyopia of the affected eye.

Results: Due to rapid growth of the haemangioma there was complete eye closure with an inability to open the eye. Full-time occlusion of the non-affected eye was commenced and combined with steroid treatment of the haemangioma. The haemangioma reduced in size significantly. At the age of 53 weeks, visual acuity appears equal and binocular vision responses are demonstrable.

Conclusion: Total occlusion of the good eye to prevent stimulus deprivation amblyopia of the affected eye is an option when methods of keeping the affected eye open have failed.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22599/bioj.15
How to Cite: Hussain, S. and Dewsbery, C., 2009. Prevention of stimulus deprivation amblyopia in children with eyelid capillary haemangioma. British and Irish Orthoptic Journal, 6, pp.79–81. DOI: http://doi.org/10.22599/bioj.15
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Published on 01 Aug 2009.
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