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Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2014 Feb 20;5(1):60-5. doi: 10.1159/000360392. eCollection 2014.

Topical Treatment for Orbital Capillary Hemangioma in an Adult Using a β-Blocker Solution.

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1
Ophthalmology Department, Kobe Kaisei Hospital, Kobe, (Japan).
2
Department of Pathology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita (Japan).

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report a case of orbital capillary hemangioma in an adult who was successfully treated with topical timolol maleate 0.5% solution.

METHODS:

Case report.

RESULTS:

A 43-year-old female presented both superficial and deep orbital capillary hemangioma. Topical timolol maleate was applied twice daily. The superficial lesions have nearly disappeared after 1 year of treatment. The deeper lesions have also been reduced in size according to MRI.

CONCLUSION:

We report an adult patient with a relatively large orbital capillary hemangioma who was successfully treated with a topical β-blocker solution. This treatment might be applicable for orbital capillary hemangiomas, regardless of the patient's age, because of its effectiveness and safety.

KEYWORDS:

Adult case; Orbital capillary hemangioma; Timolol maleate; Topical treatment

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