Newport Beach, CA – Richard A. Weiss, M.D., ophthalmologist and refractive surgeon, presented his paper entitled “Weiss Vertexometer to Measure Vertex Distance at the Phoropter before Refractive Surgery” at the national meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive surgery (ASCRS) in Philadelphia June 2002. His paper was voted “Best Paper of Session” for the June 4 Newport Beach LASIK session by a panel of laser vision correction experts. More than a thousand papers are presented each year at the ASCRS Symposium on Cataract, IOL, and Refractive Surgery by prominent international ophthalmologists. Program Chairman Manus C. Kraff, M.D. offered his congratulations to Dr. Weiss and told him “It is quite an honor to be named among the very best.”
Dr. Weiss invented (with Newport Beach co-inventor Bo Clawson) the Weiss Vertexometer to help make LASIK and other laser vision correction procedures more accurate. The Weiss Vertexometer measures the vertex distance, which is the distance between the lens within the Phoroptor (the device that measures the refractive error) and the surface of the cornea, a critical value to be entered into the laser prior to treatment. Use of the Weiss Vertexometer lowers the risk of over-correcting near-sightedness or under-correcting far-sightedness in LASIK patients with moderate and high refractive errors.
Dr. Weiss, Medical Director of Weiss Cosmetic and Laser Vision Procedures, has been practicing in southern California since 1986 and has offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach. He received an undergraduate degree at New York University, a medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine and went on to complete an ophthalmology residency at Georgetown University.
He has also taken special fellowship training in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Toronto, one of only twenty training positions available in this field yearly in North America. In 1995, Dr. Weiss traveled to South Africa to perform a complex reconstructive eyelid procedure for then-President Nelson Mandela.
Dr. Weiss’ patented invention is available worldwide from OASIS Medical (www.oasismedical.com). A portion of the proceeds for the Weiss Vertexometer will be donated to One World Sight Project, Inc., a non-profit organization that Weiss founded to raise funds to cure world blindness.
For more information on Richard A. Weiss, M.D. call 949-720-1400 or go to www.drweiss.com