Port Wine Stain: With port wine stain, clusters of blood vessels in the skin cause light pink to dark red spots on the skin. The color may darken over time and get a rough surface appearance. Port wine stains occur in about 3 out of 1,000 people.
Possible complications: Neurologic problems can be present when port-wine stain is associated with a disorder such as Sturge-Weber syndrome.
Treatment: Treatment is not necessary in most cases. The color and roughness of the mark can be lightened by laser treatments from a dermatologist in some cases. Children with birthmarks including the eyelid should be seen by a doctor as this may indicate other problems or obstruct the sight from that eye.
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