Penetrationof the cornea can occur within 2 days in patients with untreated N gonorrhoeae.
Infections with N meningitidis may require systemic antibiotic to prevent meningitis.
Prognosis is good. Conjunctivitis typically is self-limited and without long-term complications.
Warm compresses and washing eyelids with diluted baby shampoo may speed resolution when blepharitis is an associated factor. Patients should not use eye make-up. Frequent hand washing is essential to prevent further transmission.
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