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Old 08-03-2011, 06:08 AM
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Hi folks! I am so glad I found this website. My 6 month old daughter was diagnosed with a capillary hemangioma on her right eyelid. The derm wasn't took concerned since it is small and started her on the beta blocker gel and referred us to the eye dr to check to make sure her vision wasn't being effected. Eye dr is very concerned. Both eyes have astimg, with the right eye (with Hem) being much more severe. They don't think the gel will work/ need it to work faster so they are advising to start the oral propranolol. She will also need to wear an eye patch an hour a day to hopefully strengthen the weaker eye. I'd love any advice you could provide. Thank you!
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:42 AM
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Hi and welcome!

While I don't have any advice, specifically, you do sound like you're in experienced hands. Will the derm go ahead and prescribe the oral med?

I had to patch one eye when I was younger. I couldn't see out of my left eye, so they patched the right one 24/7. I was four years old and it didn't work. Basically, I spent two years blind. Make sure she does wear the patch as instructed ... the earlier you can begin that treatment, the better. It's difficult to make a child keep the patch on well.

Missy
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:46 AM
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I also meant to say: You can ask Dr. Fay, our eye expert here:

http://birthmark.org/node/68

He might have some other treatment options for you, might be able to point to any current research, or just put your mind at ease that your treatment plan is appropriate. You can send a photo when you ask, too.

Missy
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