Capillary hemangiomas usually appear in the first six months. They can be red to reddish-purple, raised lesions on the skin. They can also be large, raised lesions with visible blood vessels. Typically, parents notice a spot on a baby’s skin that grows in size and color.
Hemangiomas that involve the eye can cause serious eye problems. If large and unchecked, they can lead to poor vision development from amblyopia or "lazy eye." If the hemangioma involves the eye itself, it can cause glaucoma. Hemangiomas in the eye socket can press on the optic nerve. This can cause optic nerve atrophy and lead to vision loss.