Ophthalmia neonatorum.

  title={Ophthalmia neonatorum.},
  author={Suzanne Katrina V Palafox and Sharon Knight Jasper and Tauber and C StephenFoster},
  journal={Scottish medical journal},
  volume={14 8},
The beginning of the twentieth century saw the advent of screening pregnant females for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) prior to the widespread use of prophylactic eye drops. This period was marked by the prevalence of neonatal conjunctivitis which was much higher than today. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in 1986, the prevalence rate of neonatal conjunctivitis as the cause of vision loss in children in European institutions was 20%-79% [16]. Infectious neonatal… CONTINUE READING