Ear Tubes

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by abby1, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. abby1

    abby1 New Member

    Jul 4, 2007
    Likes Received:
    Our daughter is scheduled for the DODMERB physical and she has a history of bilateral myringotomy and tube placement surgery in the past. The tubes are no longer in place and a paper patch was surgically placed over the sites. She has recovered successfully and there are no perforations present. Is the ear surgery an automatic disqualifier for the U.S. Naval Academy or an NROTC scholarship? If so, can we try to obtain a waiver? If not, can we get the disqualification reversed by any of the following: medical records, re-evaluation of condition or a letter from the surgeon. Thank you!
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2007
  2. RetNavyHM

    RetNavyHM USN (RET)

    Jun 15, 2006
    Likes Received:
    A history of myringotomy tubes, as long as they have either fallen out or been removed, and the tympanic membranes are healed, is not a disqualification and the reviewer on the case won't take a second look at it.

Share This Page