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USPSTF reaffirms prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns
eMediNexus,  03 February 2019
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The USPSTF has reaffirmed its recommendation of prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns to prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum (A recommendation). In a statement published in JAMA, the USPSTF found no new data that would change its previous conclusion that topical ocular prophylaxis is effective in preventing gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum and related ocular conditions or that topical ocular prophylaxis of all newborns is not associated with serious harms.
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