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Gonorrhea of the eyes is the newborn's blenorrhea. The newborn is infected when passing through the birth canal, possibly intrauterine infection with amniotic fluid. The incubation period is from 2 to 5 days. It shows a significant edema of both eyelids, photophobia, abundant purulent discharge from the eyes.
In the absence of timely treatment, inflammationspreads from the sharply hyperemic edematous conjunctiva into the connective tissue of the conjunctiva and into the cornea, where it can lead to ulceration, followed by scarring and loss of vision.
"Edema of the eyelids, purulent discharge from the eyes in newborns, as symptoms of gonorrhea" - an article from the section Diseases transmitted sexually