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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2019

Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Preventive Medication

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns to prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum. This is an A recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends the service. There is a high certainty that the net benefit is substantial.

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Vision
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Preventive Medication recommendation statement [Internet]. 2019 Jan [cited 2019 Jan 29]. Available from: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/ocular-prophylaxis-for-gonococcal-ophthalmia-neonatorum-preventive-medication1