Neonatal Conjunctivitis

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Last Updated: 04 May 2022

Conjunctivitis is swelling or infection of the membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the white part of the eye. An obstructed tear duct; Eye drops with anti-biotics, provided right after birth; Infection by viruses or germs; Gonorrhea and chlamydia: These are infections spread out from sexual call; The infections that cause genital and oral herpes: These might lead to extreme eye damage. Herpes eye infections are less common than those brought on by gonorrhea and chlamydia. Contaminated newborn babies develop drainage from the eyes within 1 day to 2 weeks after birth.

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