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

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

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Capillary haemangioma

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This 6-month old baby develops a swelling of the left medial upper eyelid 3 months ago. Examination revealed a subcutaneous swelling with bluish red discoloration. The appearance is typical of capillary haemangioma. No action is needed at the moment as spontaneous regression may occur. However, if the lesion expands and threatens to occlude vision, intralesion triamcelone is useful to induce regression. 

 

Capillary haemangioma of the upper eyelid.

 

Capillary haemangioma of the upper eylid.

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