Eye Prophylaxis:ointment or eye drops containing an antibiotic medication that are placed in a newborn's eyes.
Why was it developed? What was it supposed to treat?
“The use of erythromycin eye ointment in newborns has its roots in the late 1800s. During that time period, approximately 10% of newborns born in maternity hospitals across Europe developed ophthalmia neonatorum (ON). ON is a type of pink eye that caused blindness in 3% of infants who were affected (