Procedure Facial Shield

­Lower facial protective shield for easier sterile upper facial surgeryRSS.HDBackground> Background: <Currently, when performing eye, eyelid, or upper face surgery, the surgeon will tape a plastic covering to the patient’s face, sometimes along with a traditional mask. This technique is insufficient at creating a sterile field for the patient, is difficult to set up correctly, and often gets in the way of the surgeon. Thus, a device that can provide a ready-made and easy-to-use protective barrier to keep the area sterile is needed. Technology Overview: This facial shield is made of a frame that wraps around the patient’s nose and supports that extend from the frame over the patient’s mouth. This framework is covered by a sterile sleeve, blocking airflow from the patient’s breathing and preventing surgical tools from directly contacting the nose or mouth. Using the device only requires sliding on the sterile sleeve and placing the device over the patient’s head. This setup allows the easy creation of a sterile zone on the upper face for eye-related and other upper-facial surgeries. Advantages: Easier to set up – Less likely to interfere with operation – More sterile Applications: Sterile upper facial surgery. Intellectual Property Summary: Patent application submitted Stage of Development: PCT/US2021/46083 Licensing Potential: Development partner – Commercial partner – Licensing Licensing Status: Additional Information: face, face mask, face shield, facial, facial mask, hospital equipment, hospital hygiene, masks, patient care, patient hygiene, patient safety, personal protective equipment, protective, protective apparel, protective device, protective equipment, protective layer, protective wear, safe patient handling, shield, sterile, sterile air, sterile environment technology, sterile theatre, surgeon, surgery, surgical, surgical accessory, surgical device, surgical procedure,255,255&url=,,


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