Ophthalmia neonatorum. Value of prophylactic treatment

W. B. Boone, D. J. Doughman, J. E. Harris

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The current conclusion regarding prophylaxis is that although gonorrheal ophthalmia neonatorum can be successfully treated, most consultants in the USA recommend prophylaxis with 1% silver nitrate solution in wax ampules (to prevent water evaporation and concentration of the solution) with topical penicillin preparations as alternatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)940-943
Number of pages4
JournalMinnesota medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 1 1973

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    Boone, W. B., Doughman, D. J., & Harris, J. E. (1973). Ophthalmia neonatorum. Value of prophylactic treatment. Minnesota medicine, 56(11), 940-943.