PURPOSE The purpose of the paper is to present the possibility of treatment of periorbital capillary hemangiomas in infancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Doppler colour ultrasonography was used as a method of diagnosis and monitoring of the treatment. The material comprised 11 patients aged from 1 month to 3 years. In 6 cases local corticosteroid injections were applied, in 3 cases surgical treatment was performed, out of which 1 additionally received steroid. RESULTS Results of the treatment were satisfactory in all patients. No serious complications were observed. CONCLUSIONS Basing on these cases, the authors confirmed the opinion that intralesional corticosteroid injection is the method of choice in the treatment of periorbital infantile hemangiomas. The authors indicate the usefulness of Doppler colour ultrasonography in diagnosis, demonstrating the extent of lesions and monitoring the response to therapy.