Richard Weiss M.D., Medical Director of Weiss Cosmetic & Laser Vision Procedures, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon who specializes in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery and laser vision correction. He has been a leader in cosmetic surgery in Newport Beach, California since 1986.
Dr. Weiss was recently named a 2008 Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association (OCMA), an honor he has received for the third year in a row. This program established to honor physicians who deliver high quality health care and exhibit special leadership skills. He is Senior Instructor for “Botox: Strategies for Maximizing Patient Satisfaction and Office Efficiency”, a course given at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2004 and 2005 Annual Meetings. He is privileged to have had the honor of performing reconstructive eyelid surgery on President Nelson Mandela in 1995.
Because of Dr. Weiss’ expertise with Botox since 1989, he has been designated a National Botox Cosmetic Trainer by Allergan Pharmaceuticals. He has also developed a new method and invention for less painful Botox injections, currently in clinical trials. Other inventions include the “Weiss Vertexometer”, and rotary epithelial scrubber, devices used to improve the accuracy of laser vision procedures.
Dr. Weiss worked with laser scientists at the VISX facility in Santa Clara, CA to determine the correct method of centering and focusing refractive lasers which depend on binocular fixation, which include most of the currently available lasers worldwide.
In addition to his international scientific presentations, Dr. Weiss has been a consulting surgeon in Haiti, India, Barbados, and South Africa.
Dr. Weiss was trained at the following universities: New York University, Temple University, Georgetown University, University of Toronto and University of Pennsylvania. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. See www.drweiss.com for more detailed biographical information.
As a musician, Dr. Weiss, was inspired to create the One World Sight Project by a song that he wrote about the plight of the blind in 1988.