Final Recommendation Statement: Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum

January 29, 2019 – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on ocular prophylaxis for gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum. The Task Force found that all newborns should receive antibiotic ointment to prevent a serious eye infection. To view the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based, please go here. The final recommendation statement can also be found in the January 29, 2019 online issue of JAMA.