Pediatric Head Positioner

Eye surgery beds are specialized with a tapered head extension to accommodate surgeon access to the patient’s head and neck.  These custom beds are used for both adult and pediatric eye and head/neck procedures.  Although the current bed design accommodates adults, it does not adequately support infants and children.  Improvised positioning materials such as straps, towels and various padding leave pediatric patients vulnerable to falling from the surgical table. This adaptation of an adult bed for a pediatric patient presents safety and comfort issues for both patient and surgeon.

The foam Pediatric Head Positioner securely positions a pediatric patient while providing full surgical access. 

  • The positioner is constructed of a firm base material with a soft, yet supportive foam cradle.

  • The removable wedges allow customization to accommodate different sizes of patients, as well as different patient positions. 

  • The positioner straps securely attach the positioner to the head extension of the adult bed. This modification to the adult bed addresses issues of patient safety and surgical access and comfort in pediatric ophthalmic and head and neck procedures.

Scott Atkinson, MD

Dr. Scott Atkinson is a board certified ophthalmologist. He specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. He received his medical degree from the University of California- San Diego and completed his residency at the University of Pitsburgh. He is a member of American Association of pediatric ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

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