Complications of Grommets

Discharge - a discharging infected ear is not normal and should be treated by Doctor or Nurse Specialist.

This includes clearing the discharge and applying appropriate antibiotic eardrops.

Sometimes the grommet comes out too soon and a hole may be left.

Sometimes there is slight scarring on the eardrum but does not usually cause a problem.

Sometimes the ear eardrum is weakened at the grommet site and may retract inwards.

Some children require more than one set of grommets.