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A double application approach to ophthalmia neonatorum prophylaxis
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    Ophthalmia neonatorum prophylaxis: Authors' reply

    Dear Editor

    We greatly appreciate the inquiry of Dr Vendantham and are happy to reply to his questions.[1]

    While Dr Vendantham is correct regarding the definition of ophthalmia neonatorum including all infections acquired by an infant during the first 30 days of life, for the purposes of our study,[2] we were primarily interested in those cases resulting from neonatal exposure in the birth canal. This...

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    Prophylaxis of ophthalmia neonatorum

    Dear Editor

    I read with great interest the article by Isenberg et al.[1] on "A double application approach to ophthalmia neonatorum prophylaxis." The authors deserve to be commended for their pioneering interest in childhood blindness. There are certain points that I would like to clarify and supplement with regard to their study.

    1. The authors have mentioned that only babies born by a vagin...

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