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Public Comment on Draft Recommendation: Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is inviting public comment on its draft recommendation statement on prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns for the prevention of gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum. This draft recommendation is a reaffirmation of the USPSTF's 2005 recommendation in support of prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns. To provide comments, please go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/us-preventive-services-task-force-opportunities-for-public-comment. The opportunity to comment on this draft recommendations statement is available until September 13, 2010.

The USPSTF is working to make its recommendations clearer and more useful. This is a new step as part of its ongoing effort to keep its work and methods clear to the public it serves.

The USPSTF is a national, independent panel of medical experts that makes recommendations, based on scientific evidence, to primary care doctors and other health care providers about which clinical preventive services they should offer their patients.

Current as of: December 2017

Internet Citation: Public Comment on Draft Recommendation: Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. August 2010.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Announcements/News/Item/public-comment-on-draft-recommendation-ocular-prophylaxis-for-gonococcal-ophthalmia-neonatorum

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