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Prophylactic eye drops


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Chlamydia trachomatis serotype D-K also the etiological agent,  all over the world,  of Ophtalmia neonatorum - after birth application of 2,5 % solution  of Povidone iodide  to the eyes - is successful preventive method of this problem.

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@drakjaleel - I guess it depends on the epidemiology of germs in your setting. If you see gonococcal and chlamydia eye infections from time to time - your strategy should be different than others (see below)

We do not use any prophylactic eye drops in Sweden.

Slight eye irritation is common in our well babies in the maternity ward. Our first-line treatment is frequent washing with physiological sodium chloride which is usually enough for most cases, likely due to the fact that much of the minor problems do not represent "real infections" but just tear canal congestions and slight inflammatory processes after birth.

However, if there is an aggressive conjunctivitis we always take cultures and treat with antibiotic eye drops, usually directed towards staph aureus.

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