EXAMINATION OF THE EAR UNDER THE MICROSCOPE (EUM)

EXAMINATION OF THE EAR UNDER THE MICROSCOPE  (EUM)

Outer and middle ear conditions cannot be diagnosed without examination under magnification. Otoscope gives a magnfication of four.  The ear microscope gives a higher magnification and more freedum to the doctor to use suction and other instruments in the ear.

This is not a painful procedure. Therefore can be done as an out patient procedure.

When there is discharge in the ear, suction helps to visualize the drum.

Before we plan any ear surgeries, EUM has to be done.

Foreign bodies in the ear are better removed under the microscope.

If syringing fails for ear wax or foreign bodies, removal or  suction under direct vision and magnification is safe and effective.  Forceful injection of water can damage the drum.