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Ear examination. Paediatric doctor uses an otoscope (auriscope) to examine the ear of a five year old boy. An otoscope is an instrument consisting of a funnel, light source and lenses, for examining the eardrum and outer ear passage. Common ear conditions in young children are glue ear (a fluid accumulation in the middle ear); and otitis media (middle ear inflammation due to viral or bacterial infection).
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