Dallas Ear Institute
7777 Forest Lane, Suite A-103, Dallas, TX 75230 | Phone: (972) 566-7600 | Fax: (972) 566-6560 | www.dallasear.com

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Eardrum Retraction

Myringoplasty

1. The posterior, or back part, of the eardrum is retracted into the middle ear cavity.  The eardrum is sucked in considerably and is resting on the incus, the second hearing bone.  Over time, this retraction onto the incus will cause erosion, or damage, to this hearing bone.  The remainder of the eardrum appears to be in good health.

2. CO2 laser is utilized to tighten, or contract, the eardrum and to fix the area that is sucked in.  The laser causes changes in the middle layer of the eardrum leading to fibrosis and thickening, and less chance of persistent retraction.

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Dallas Ear Institute
7777 Forest Lane, Suite A-103, Dallas, TX 75230 | Phone: (972) 566-7600 | Fax: (972) 566-6560 | www.dallasear.com