Considered a type of birthmark, hemangiomas are a cluster of small blood vessels on the surface of the skin and most commonly form on the face or neck at birth or shortly after. In most cases, these red to reddish-purple, raised areas are not harmful and go away after a few years, but Edwin Wortham, V, M.D. of Virginia Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialists, was recently reminded of when hemangiomas can be hiding a more serious problem.
The MEDARVA Vision & Hearing Screening Program is dedicated to highlighting the importance of early screenings to detect vision and hearing concerns, so every child has the chance to reach their full potential. Our free mobile screenings are quick, non-invasive and always child-friendly.