Tympanic Perforations

A perforated eardrum can occur after an infection or after surgery such as grommet insertion.

Small holes may heal by themselves or cause few problems.

Larger holes can lead to recurrent infections especially after swimming. Myringoplasty is an operation to mend the hole

Small holes can be fixed with a simple patch such as fat or paper. Medium size holes can be treated with a cartilage myringoplasty. Larger holes need a formal operation using fascia from above the ear