A rare disorder of the anterior segment of the eye caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae characterized by a severe mucopurulent conjunctivitis associated with lid edema often also with localized lymphadenopathy. It may be complicated by uveitis or keratitis which can eventually lead to corneal perforation. The disease most often occurs in teenagers and young adults with a male predominance while infections are much less common in newborns where they are typically bilateral.
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