Neonatal Conjunctivitis

Description :

Neonatal conjunctivitis is considered as one of the commonest infections encountered in the newborn. A prospective study was conducted on all babies born over a period of one year. No prophylactic ocular medication was instilled routinely in newborns. Neonate develops purulent eye discharge were diagnosed to forming conjunctivitis. Eye drops chloromycetin were used for treatment and in case of no response, changed as per sensitivity report or to gentamicin eye drops. Oral erthromycin was given for dacryocystitis or when there was no response to topical therapy.

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