Eyelid inflammatory disorders
Molluscum contagiosum of eyelid

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 3 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Eyelid: molluscum contagiosum of eyelid. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyemolluscum.html. Accessed January 23rd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Poxvirus that produces small nodules on eyelid
  • See Skin non tumor chapter
  • Excision if on eyelid margin to prevent infection of ocular surface
Gross description
  • Multiple raised skin nodules with umbilicated centers
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lobules of acanthotic epithelium that surround intracytoplasmic eosinophilic inclusion bodies (molluscum bodies) which become larger as they reach superficial epithelium