The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of ofloxacin ear drops, vaseline gauze (VG) and dry gelfoam alone on the large traumatic perforations of tympanic membrane (TM).
A randomized prospective analysis was performed for the treatment of traumatic perforation larger than 25 % of the entire TM.
The closure rate, closure time, and hearing gain between ofloxacin ear drops, VG and gelfoam alone groups were compared at 3 months.
Final analysis was performed on 70 patients. The closure rates of perforation in the ofloxacin ear drops, VG, and dry gelfoam patch groups were 100.0 %, 92.0 %, and 87.5 %, respectively (P = 0.41).The mean closure times were 8.