Microscopic ear clearance

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What is Microscopic ear clearance?

Microscopic ear clearance is a clinical procedure performed by an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist to remove earwax, foreign objects, or debris from the ear canal. Using a microscope, the ENT specialist gets a magnified view of the ear canal and tympanic membrane, ensuring precise and safe removal of impurities. The surgeon will also be able to identify any abnormalities in the ear canal’s skin and assess the condition of the tympanic membrane thanks to the magnified view.


During the procedure, various tools, such as metal scrapers, hooks, and suction devices, are used to clear the ear canal effectively. The choice of tools depends on the texture and consistency of the earwax or foreign object.


This procedure is performed within the confines of a clinic setting and may or may not involve local anaesthesia to ensure patient comfort throughout the procedure. Registered as a day-surgery procedure, this treatment is eligible for reimbursement through Medisave or your personal insurance.


When Should You See an ENT Specialist in Singapore?

Please consult an ENT specialist if you are suffering from any ear, nose, or throat symptoms. It is also advisable to visit an ENT doctor if you experience persistent mouth breathing due to a chronic blocked nose or encounter snoring issues.

Dr Ker Liang sees adults and children for general ENT conditions and provides comprehensive management in a broad range of Ear, Nose, and Throat, as well as Head and Neck conditions. In particular, she specialises in treating throat and voice conditions, including persistent sore throat, voice issues, snoring, and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).

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Dr Ker Liang
ENT Surgeon

MBBS (S’pore), MRCS (Edin),

Specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions affecting the

ENT system, our doctor brings expertise, compassion, and a personalised approach to

every patient interaction. From common concerns such as allergies and sinus issues to

more complex conditions like hearing loss and throat disorders, our ENT specialist is

equipped to address your unique health needs with skill. 

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