#JustIn: USPSTF recommends ocular prophylaxis for gonococcal
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has reaffirmed its 2011 recommendation on ocular prophylaxis for gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum.

The USPSTF recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns to prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum. (A recommendation)

Benefits of Preventive Medication
The USPSTF found convincing evidence that ocular prophylaxis of newborns with 0.5% erythromycin ophthalmic ointment can prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum.

Harms of Preventive Medication
The USPSTF found convincing evidence that ocular prophylaxis of newborns with 0.5% erythromycin ophthalmic ointment is not associated with serious harms.

Read in detail about the USPSTF recommendation here: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2722778
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