The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.



Port-wine stain of the face

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This 12 month-old boy was referred by the paediatrician for an ocular assessment because of the presence of port-wine stain. There was no history of mental retardation or epilepsy (Note: Sturge-Weber's syndrome refers to facial port-wine stain with mental retardation). The ocular examination showed normal fundus and optic disc. The intraocular pressure as measured on tonopen in the clinic was also normal. The patient was advised to return for yearly examination so that any raised intraocular pressure could be detected early.


Right port-wine stain with some involvement of the left face.

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