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Clinical Observation of Treating Infantile Ophthalmic Hemangioma by Oral Propranolol
International Journal of Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2019, Pages: 97-100
Received: Oct. 1, 2019; Accepted: Oct. 21, 2019; Published: Nov. 19, 2019
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Jing Huang, Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center, Guangzhou, China
Daoman Xiang, Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center, Guangzhou, China
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To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety by oral propranolol in treating infantile ophthalmichemangioma (IH). A prospective analysis of 66 infantile outpatients with ophthalmic hemangioma from Feb 2016 to Apr 2018. According to the initial dose, the order of maintenance dose and drug withdrawal of oral propranolol prescription, the tumor size, color change and adverse reactions were studied and analyzed, and the clinical efficacy and safety were evaluated. The tumors became weak within 1 week in 83.3% outpatients (55 cases). 4 (6.1%) outpatients received Grade I efficacy (ineffective), 7 (10.6%) Grade II (poor), 9 (13.6%) Grade III (improvement) and 46 (69.7%) Grade IV (cured). The average prescribed medication treatment time was 6.9 months. The curative effect of the long course groups was better than the short ones, and 4-12 months group was the best. No obvious side effect was detected except 1 diarrhea. There was no significant difference in curative effect between left and right eyes or sex (P>0.05). Propranolol was used in outpatients to treat IH, the indications and contraindications were strictly controlled and the clinical efficacy and safety were relatively satisfactory.
Propranolol, Infantile, Eye, Hemangioma, Angioma
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Jing Huang, Daoman Xiang, Clinical Observation of Treating Infantile Ophthalmic Hemangioma by Oral Propranolol, International Journal of Ophthalmology & Visual Science. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2019, pp. 97-100. doi: 10.11648/j.ijovs.20190404.17
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