Neonatal Conjuctivities

Description :

Neonatal conjunctivitis, is also called as ophthalmia neonatorum, presents during the first month of life of neonate. It might be aseptic or septic. Aseptic neonatal conjunctivitis frequently is a chemical conjunctivitis that is actuated by silver nitrate arrangement, which is used at childbirth for Crede prophylaxis of infectious conjunctivitis. Chemical conjunctivitis is winding up less basic attributable to the utilization of erythromycin ointment or povidone iodide instead of silver nitrate solution for the prophylaxis of infectious conjunctivitis.

Differential diagnosis of neonatal conjunctivitis includes

  • Congenital glaucoma
  • Nasolacrimal duct obstruction
  • Preseptal/Orbital cellulitis
  • Congenital glaucoma
  • Infectious keratitis

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