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  • A common form of congenital dermoids: tumor-like lesions that are present at birth and may or may not enlarge over time.
  • Composed of normal elements which are not normally found at the site of development.
  • Clinical features:
    • Asymptomatic, depending on the location may induce astigmatism
    • Signs:
      • Unilateral
      • Pink to yellow, soft, rounded mass at the lateral canthus
      • Located subconjunctivally and may extend back into the orbit or anteriorly to the limbal area
  • Management:
    • Observation.
    • Surgical removal for cosmetic reason.

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