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Treatment of neonatal ophthalmia

Ophthalmia neonatorum – purulent inflammation of the eye. At birth, the child should immediately wipe his eyes with a sterile swab, and then, after bathing, rub his eyes again cloth soaked in warm water and put drops in each eye one drop of 1% solution of silver nitrate. This is in order to protect your … Continue reading

Ophthalmia – a description of the disease

Ophthalmia (the word comes from the Greek bl?nnos – mucus and rh?? – current, hereinafter – “O.”) – an acute purulent inflammation of the mucous membrane (conjunctiva), eye, caused by gonococcus. There are 2 forms of ophthalmia: newborns and adults. Infection in most cases, neonatal ophthalmia occurs during the passage of the fetal head through … Continue reading