PROFESSOR TONY WRIGHT, INSTITUTE OF LARYNGOLOGY & OTOLOGY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PROFESSOR TONY WRIGHT, INSTITUTE OF LARYNGOLOGY & OTOLOGY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Acute viral otitis, otoscope view. This view of the tympanic membrane (eardrum) shows the early onset of the disease. The tympanic membrane has lost its sheen and there are blood vessels starting to enlarge along the handle of the malleus and at the periphery of the membrane. There is not any middle ear fluid at this stage of the process.
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