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Cochrane corner: interventions for preventing ophthalmia neonatorum

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The original online version of this article was revised:In paragraph 3, a new footnote [5] with a citation for the Cochrane Review has been added. ‘Interventions for preventing ophthalmia neonatorum’ the authors aimed to determine if any type of systemic or topical eye medication is better than placebo or no prophylaxis in preventing ophthalmia neonatorum, and if any one medication is better than another.[5] The review included 30 trials with a total of 79,198 neonates; 12 of which were undertaken in LMICs. This diverse group of trials spanned a very long time period with seven trials between 1940 and 1960 and 11 between 2000 and October 2019. There was also a wide range of prophylactic interventions with 14 different prophylactic regimens involving 12 different prophylactic agents.

REFERENCES 5. Kapoor VS, Evans JR, Vedula SS. Interventions for preventing ophthalmia neonatorum. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD001862. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001862.pub4.

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Malik, A.N.J., Gilbert, C. Cochrane corner: interventions for preventing ophthalmia neonatorum. Eye 36, 356–357 (2022).

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