Molluscum contagiosum – is a viral infection of the skin in the form of spherical papules on eyelids or their margins. The colour of molluscum contagiosum can coincide with the normal skin colour, be more rose-coloured or have pinkish-orange colour with a pearl tip. Papules of molluscum contagiosum are dense, dome-shaped with a dimpled center. Molluscum contagiosum can be both single and multiple. Their size differ from 1mm to 1cm in diameter. Children at the age from one to ten are frequently affected by molluscum contagiosum.
The pathogen of molluscum contagiosum is a virus similar to the pox virus. The virus commonly spreads through direct contact with the afflicted person or through the objects used by this person.
Subjectively, molluscum contagiosum does not mostly cause any sense of discomfort and is generally not painful, but sometimes papules may itch or become irritated.
You can get a competent advice of the ophthalmologist at the ophthalmologic clinic "SVIT ZORU". Diagnosis of molluscum contagiosum is based on examination of warts and in case of need on microscopic examination of papules' contents. At our clinic you can also undergo treatment of molluscum contagiosum.
The only method used in ophthalmology – surgical treatment of molluscum contagiosum. Doctor thoroughly scrapes each element of molluscum using thumb forceps or Folkmann pointed curette with subsequent application of iodine alcoholic solution to the lesion foci. Molluscum contagiosum treatment is fulfilled out-patiently under local anesthesia. We do not recommend to perform it by themselves. Conditions should be sterile. In some cases thermocoagulation and cryotherapy are used.