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Testing Tuesdays: Newborn Eye Prophylaxis (A.K.A. “Eye Goop”)

In the 19th century, 10% of newborns presented with eye infections after birth called opthalmia neonatorum (ON). 3% of those infants were blinded. Midwives and docs figured the babies were picking up something in the birth canal, but they weren't sure what. At last, gonorrhea was discovered to be the culprit. So, they started treating… Continue reading Testing Tuesdays: Newborn Eye Prophylaxis (A.K.A. “Eye Goop”)