Your eardrum can become perforated due to an infection or an injury. This means there is a hole in the eardrum, which causes recurrent infections or hearing loss. Often this condition resolves itself, but if the hole is quite large you may require surgery.
Mr Jindal will examine the eardrum under a microscope and determine whether you will benefit from surgery. Mr Jindal will take cartilage from the ear and use it to repair the hole and the procedure will usually be performed under general anaesthetic. This procedure is called a tympanoplasty. It is usually performed as a day case. Mr Jindal will explain the procedure in full at the consultation.