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Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Preventive Medication

Release Date: July 2011

Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendation and Evidence

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All Newborns

The USPSTF recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns for the prevention of gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum. 

The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial.

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Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

 
Current as of: September 2013

Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2014.
http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Topic/recommendation-summary/ocular-prophylaxis-for-gonococcal-ophthalmia-neonatorum-preventive-medication

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