Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
it is possible that you have caught molluscum on the eyelid.
Small bumps, however, can also be seen inside the eyelid from a number of a causes and you might even be looking at the normal, kinda bumpy, texture of the inside of the lid.
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If it is molluscum it can be treated in the eye by incising the central area and scraping the base, freezing it with cryotherapy or completely removing the lesions. They also tend to go away on their own with time but this can take months.
I'm interested....what cream did you doctor give you to use on your son's arm for molluscum?
Are you still there?
I do not agree with retina A or poping these lesions yourself as a treatment for this condition.....That really is not an accepted plan.
Here is an excellent, highly respected source on molluscum cantagiosum and it's treatment:
you can click on the sub heading on the left to go areas with detailed information.
In any event, to get back to your question. Yes, if you have this in your eye it can be treated. In the vast majority of cases there is no risk to your eyeball or your vision as this virus stays associated with the lids and orbital adnexa alone.
As a parent of 5 kids myself I would, however, encourage you to seek another opinion on the treatment your son is getting....perhaps from a dermatologist.
oops...sorry for the doctorspeak ;) That means the area around the eyes and orbits....it kinda covers all the various structures without having to spell them out in the chart
yes. It sure does. I've had a number of patients over the years with molluscum on this part of the orbit (conjunctiva). Some I treated by excision and some I froze off. Both worked well.
In the office. Local numbing if required
Any ophthalmologist could do this for you if needed.
I think have a complete exam by an ophthalmologist is a good idea. Who knows, it may turn out to be allergies or something and not molluscum. In any event, it can be treated without risk to your vision.
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