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Neonatal conjunctivitis: when and how to treat


Objective: The aim of this review is to evaluate the current evidence on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neonatal conjunctivitis.


neonatal conjunctivitis, ophthalmia neonatorum, antibiotic treatment, erythromycin ointment, prophylactic measures, bacterial agents, viral agents, chemical agents, clinical presentation, ocular examination, microbiological testing, PCR assays, microbiological culture, corneal staining, slit-lamp examination, targeted treatment, bacterial conjunctivitis, viral conjunctivitis, fungal conjunctivitis, antimicrobial medicines, ocular hygiene, prophylaxis, maternal screening