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Semin Ophthalmol. 2015 Jan;30(1):62-4. doi: 10.3109/08820538.2013.821505. Epub 2013 Sep 27.

Managment of superficial infantile capillary hemangiomas with topical timolol maleate solution.

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Institute of Ophthalmology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College , AMU, Aligarh, UP , India and.


Capillary hemangioma is the most common benign tumor of eyelids and orbit in children. Recently, a topical beta blocker has been reported as an effective treatment for superficial capillary hemangiomas. We present a case report of two children having large capillary hemangiomas who responded well to topical treatment by 0.5% timolol maleate solution. After 12 months of treatment, the lesion has significantly reduced in size, thickness, and color in both cases. Thus, we conclude that long-term use of topical 0.5% timolol maleate solution is safe and effective in treating superficial capillary hemangiomas.


Capillary hemangioma; eyelid; infantile; timolol maleate solution; topical

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