ISSN 2757-8135 | E-ISSN 2757-9816
Ocular prophylaxis in the newborn [Eur Eye Res]
Eur Eye Res. 2022; 2(2): 80-83 | DOI: 10.14744/eer.2022.40085

Ocular prophylaxis in the newborn

Mahmut Celik, Özge Altun Köroğlu
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey

In the first 4 weeks of life, an ocular infection is seen in 1–12% of newborns and this clinical situation is called “ophthalmia neonatorum.” The etiology includes bacterial, viral, and chemical causes. Unfortunately, severe conjunctivitis progressing to corneal ulceration and blindness may develop in the newborns due to inadequate ocular prophylaxis. The development of these cases can be prevented by screening the mothers during pregnancy and giving treatment if necessary and/or provid-ing the newborns with appropriate ocular prophylaxis.

Keywords: Newborn, ophthalmia neonatorum; prophylaxis.

Mahmut Celik, Özge Altun Köroğlu. Ocular prophylaxis in the newborn. Eur Eye Res. 2022; 2(2): 80-83

Corresponding Author: Özge Altun Köroğlu, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English