ophthalmia neonatorum


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ophthalmia neonatorum:

see conjunctivitisconjunctivitis
, inflammation or infection of the mucosal membrane that covers the eyeball and lines the eyelid, usually acute, caused by a virus or, less often, by a bacillus, an allergic reaction, or an irritating chemical.
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ophthalmia neonatorum

[äf′thal·mē·ə ‚nē·ə·nə′tȯr·əm]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the eyes in the newborn contracted during passage through the birth canal; may be gonorrheal or purulent.
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Evidence of the continued presence of ophthalmia neonatorum among newborns was still being reported in the 1930s and 40s.
Ophthalmia neonatorum as a cause of blindness among children.
5%), which is a macrolide antibiotic routinely used in neonates for prophylaxis of ophthalmia neonatorum, a form of bacterial conjunctivitis that may be contracted by newborns during delivery.
Erythromycin ophthalmic ointment is approved for prophylaxis of ophthalmia neonatorum, a form of bacterial conjunctivitis that may be contracted by newborns during delivery.
AzaSite has not been approved by the FDA for the treatment of prophylaxis of ophthalmia neonatorum and no clinical trials have been conducted using AzaSite in this population.
Erythromycin ophthalmic ointment is a macrolide antibiotic routinely used in neonates for prophylaxis of ophthalmia neonatorum, a form of bacterial conjunctivitis that may be contracted by newborns during delivery.