Ophthalmia Neonatarum - Neonatal Conjunctivitis (Ophthalmology)

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Ophthalmia neonatorum is the name given to bilateral inflammation of the conjunctiva occurring in an infant, less than 30 days old.
It is a preventable disease usually occurring as a result of carelessness at the time of birth.
As a matter of fact any discharge or even watering from the eyes in the first week of life should arouse suspicion of ophthalmia neonatorum, as tears are not formed till then.
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