OME occurs commonly in children and studies show up to 60% of children have at least one episode by the age of six.
OME, otherwise known as ‘Glue Ear’, is the collection of
fluid in the middle ear. It occurs commonly in children and studies show
up to 60% of children have at least one episode by the age of six. It
frequently occurs after an upper respiratory tract infection and in the
majority of cases, it resolves by itself. However, the length of time
for this resolution varies and may take up to three months.
OME usually occurs due to the malfunction of the
Eustachian Tube – the tube that connects the middle ear to the back of
the nose which allows ventilation and proper function of the middle ear
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