Insertion of grommets

Indications: recurrent ear infections, glue ears

Anaesthetic time: 15-20 mins

Daycase procedure – your child will be home on the same day

Back to school: next day if well

Medications on discharge:

  • Pain relief – paracetamol/ neurofen
  • Antibiotic ears drops

Follow-up appointments: within 2 weeks after operation; 9 monthly after until grommets have come out

Pre and post op audiograms are usually performed

Ear plugs and a head band are recommended for swimming after grommet insertion