Pressure, pain, ringing, popping or clogged ears. Possible mild hearing loss.
Epic-S Diode Laser 940 nm
400um, 100mm fiber tip
6-8 Watts, CW, or pulse, non-contact or interstitial mode
Authored by Physician
Yosef Krespi, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology, Hofstra School of Medicine, New York
Persistent ear symptoms listed above, with or without decreased hearing. Failed medical management with decongestives, steroids and/or antimicrobial agents.
History of recurrent ear infections. Failed hearing test and tympanogram.
Consider laser treatment for abnormal findings around ET orifice, such as tubal tonsils, synechia, nasopharyngeal cysts, and hypertrophy of ET fat pads (Ostmann). The laser treatment can be combined with ET dilatation to increase success.
Topical anesthesia is necessary, patient will experience minor heat effect of the back of nose during treatment. Laser can be pulsed in order to allow cooling of the region if excessive heat is generated.
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