CPS recommends prenatal screening and treatment for ophthalmia neonatorum

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) has recommended moving from universal newborn ocular prophylaxis, to universal prenatal screening for Neisseriae gonorrhoeae (GC) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and treatment of those with positive results in order to eradicate infection and prevent intrapartum transmission to the newborn.

RCP has partnered with clinical experts and stakeholders from across NS to produce a set of practice resources, including screening and treatment algorithms and guidance on the prevention of Ophthalmia Neonatorum (ON).

See http://rcp.nshealth.ca/clinical-practice-guidelines/ON-prevention-NS