Otitis Media with Effusion is a build up of fluid behind the ear drum
The condition occurs predominantly in children due to flatter and narrower Eustachian tubes and their weaker immune systems
The condition is treated by placing a tiny tube across the ear drum to allow fluid to drain
Tube surgery involves general anaesthesia, multiple surgical instruments and staff.
By the age of 7, 1 in every 15 children will have ear tubes.
Anesthesia carries inherent risks which are undergoing much research world wide.
SmartTots is a collaborative effort between the International Anesthesia Research Society and the U.S. FDA to ensure pediatric anesthesia safety