Zuzana Bukovinská, Katarína Maťašová, Mirko Zibolen
Objective: Evaluation of incidence of neonatal conjunctivitis during first four days of life and comparison of particular treatment modes. Methods: A 1-year study following the incidence of neonatal conjunctivitis in term newborns during hospitalization and discharge after use of simplex treatment (local antiseptics) – group A and combination treatment (local antiseptics and OCUflash lavage) – group B. Results: In observed period January – November 2010 neonatal conjunctivitis was occurred in 54 of 1172 live born infants. From total number of microbiological cultivation in 11 % there was not growth. Most commonly cultivated microorganisms were CONS (coagulase negative staphylococcus). During simplex therapy the clinical state was better in 41 % of newborn in 59 % was conjunctivitis present in time of discharge. In group B where the treatment was connected with OCUflash lavage in 93 % was clinical state better. In 6,6 % was no change in clinical condition in time of discharge. Conclusion: The statistical evaluation recorded markedly better results in newborns in group B with combination treatment in comparison with group A. These positive statistically significant results (p < 0,001) in behalf of combination treatment are caused by regularly elimination of purulent discharge from conjuctival sac and antiinflamatory influence očianka lekarska as a main component of eye antiseptic OCUflash.