Ear Infections

Myringotomy
- a tiny incision is made in the eardrum in order to relieve pressure by releasing fluids; often performed to treat otisis media, or an infection of the middle ear.
Myringotomy with tubes
- often small pressure equalization tubes are placed in the eardrum after a myringotomy in order to stent the eardrum open, allowing external ventilation of the middle ear.