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Molluscum contagiosum is a benign viral infection found more commonly in warm, moist climates. It is transmitted from one host to another by direct contact with infected skin or through fomites on clothing or towels. Eyelid lesions typically present as asymptomatic, single or multiple, firm, dome-shaped, pink, or flesh-colored, umbilicated papules that range in size from 2 to 6 mm. Lesions are usually self-limited and resolve over 6 to 9 months if left untreated. Treatment has been advocated with a number of topical preparations including retinoids, salicylic acid–lactic acid, and imiquimod.

Molluscum lesions of the upper and lower eyelids
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