This page explains about orbital sclerotherapy, why it might be suggested and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for the procedure.
What happens before the sclerotherapy?
What does the sclerotherapy involve?
Are there any risks?
Are there any alternatives to orbital sclerotherapy?
What happens afterwards?
- Your child is in a lot of pain and pain relief does not seem to help
- The area around the eye suddenly swells and looks bruised and the eyeball is pushed forward
- The treated area is unusually hot, red and painful and your child is generally unwell with a high temperature or not eating or drinking as usual
- Your child complains of a sudden change in their vision (eyesight)
What happens next?
Please note this is a generic GOSH information sheet. If you have specific questions about how this relates to your child, please ask your doctor. Please note this information may not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals.