is easily controlled by handwashing & the germs are easily killed by heat. keep hands clean & clean babies hands with soap and warm water. avoid touching your eyes. avoidance of infection includes maintaining a healthy diet - free of sweets, full of fresh vegetables, taking vitamin c
and carrots for vitamin a
. application of a warm compress to the eye usually will kill the germs quickly. for yourself, apply heat to the eyes 3 -4 times a day & that will prevent problems.