Br J Ophthalmol 96:1536-1537 doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2012-302396
  • PostScript
  • Letters

Topical timolol maleate 0.5% for infantile capillary haemangioma of the eyelid

  1. Göran Darius Hildebrand1,2
  1. 1Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology, Prince Charles Eye Unit, King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor, Berkshire, UK
  2. 2Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Hospital, Reading, UK
  1. Correspondence to Göran Darius Hildebrand, Prince Charles Eye Unit, King Edward VII Hospital, St Leonard's Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 3DP, UK; darius.hildebrand{at}
  • Accepted 23 July 2012
  • Published Online First 26 September 2012

We read with great interest the recent article ‘Efficacy of systemic propranolol for severe infantile haemangioma of the orbit and eyelid: a case study of eight patients’, advocating oral propranolol as first-line therapy for periocular capillary haemangiomas.1 We would like to add topical timolol to the available treatment options, which was not mentioned in the article.

It has been the experience of several published cohorts, as well as our own …

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