Grommets are small ventilation tubes which are inserted in the ear drum for conditions like Otitis Media with effusion(OME) and Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD).
In simple words OME means presence of glue behind the ear drum due to eustachian tube dysfunction in children’s and adults. If OME persists for more than 2 to 3 months then it is mandatory to insert the grommets in the ear drum.
It can be done under Local anesthesia and General anesthesia. Under Local anesthesia (commonly in adults) it takes not more than 20 minutes for the complete procedure. Under General anesthesia child will be coming in the morning fasting for 6 hours and will be discharged in the afternoon.