3701.51 Inflammation of the eyes of the newborn and gonorrheal ophthalmia.

Any inflammation, swelling, or redness in either one or both eyes of any infant, either apart from or together with any unnatural discharge from the eyes of such infant, independent of the nature of the infection, if any, occurring any time within two weeks after the birth of such infant, shall be known as "inflammation of the eyes of the newborn." Any inflammation of the conjunctiva or cornea, either apart from or together with any unnatural discharge from the eyes, occurring at any time after two weeks after birth, if caused by the gonococcus, shall be known as "gonorrheal ophthalmia."

Effective Date: 10-01-1953