Newport Beach, CA – Richard A. Weiss, M.D., Ophthalmologist, was invited to present his paper entitled “Weiss Vertexometer to Measure Vertex Distance at the Phoropter before Refractive Surgeryr” at the ASCRS meeting in Philadelphia May 2002. His new device (The Weiss Vertexometer) which measures the vertex distance could help lower the risk of overcorrection in LASIK patient with higher refractive errors. The vertex distance is the distance between the lens within the Phoroptor that measures the refractive error and the surface of the cornea.
Dr. Weiss is Medical Director of Weiss Cosmetic and Laser Vision Procedures, with 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 was asked to travel to South Africa and perform a complex reconstructive eyelid procedure for then-President Nelson Mandela.
For more information on Richard A. Weiss, M.D. call 949-720-1400 or go to www.drweiss.com