Ear

 

Microscopic Examination

The microscope is one of the equipment commonly used in ear examination.  The microscopic examination is to examine the outer ear, middle ear and eardrum to detect any ear infections and any ear symptoms.

 

Ear Toilet under Microscope

Applying microscope to assist in clearing the ear canal and middle ear of any fluid, wax or other objects. It normally applies to wax impaction, otitis externa, removal of foreign substances or ear conditions.

 

Injection of Medication to the Middle Ear Cavity

It is difficult to apply medication directly into the middle ear since the middle and inner ear structures are isolated from outside by the ear drum. In case of acute deafness, injection of medication to the middle ear cavity with aid of syringe will be performed to facilitate action of medication. The microscope is being used to the whole process. The number of injection of medication is subject to the full course of treatment.

 

Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)

Eardrum repair is a surgical procedure to fix a hole or tear in the eardrum to enhance hearing ability and prevent infection of middle and inner ear structures.  Tympanoplasty is conducted if the hole in the eardrum is large or presence of the hole in the ear drum exceeds 3 months or if patient who has chronic ear infection that cannot be cured with antibiotics.

 

Buttoning (Incision and Drainage of Fluid form Pinna)

Buttoning is a surgical procedure to treat haematoma auris and perichondria effusion. During the surgery, pinna is incised to allow drainage of fluid from affected area under local anesthesia and then the wound is stitched with cotton swabs or dental roll to prevent re-accumulation of fluid. Relief of swelling and pinna pain and prevention of pinna deformation can be achieved.

 

Grommet Insertion

It is usually being used to treat otitis media which is an inflammation of the middle ear that causes inflammation and a build-up of fluid behind the eardrum. The glue-like fluid is filled in the middle ear instead of air. It can affect one or both ears. It is also used to treat otitis media with effusion or nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Middle ears are closed by ear drums and accumulated fluid in the middle ear cannot pass out without assistance of device. A grommet is a device to be implanted in the middle ear to allow air to enter middle ear in order to achieve balanced pressure between the middle ear and the environment and prevent fluid build-up. Alleviation of retracted tympanic membrane and aural fullness and promotion of healing can be achieved.

 

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