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Topical timolol maleate 0.5% for infantile capillary haemangioma of the eyelid
  1. Kanmin Xue1,2,
  2. 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}

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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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  • Contributors Both authors contributed to the writing of the article.

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