Press Releases

Amazing Birthday Coincidence! Prominent Botox Injector and Botox Cosmetic Celebrate on April 15!

Newport Beach, CA, April 13, 2012 — On the eve of the 10th anniversary of Botox Cosmetic, Richard Weiss, M.D. today shared a number of incredible coincidences and events that have linked him and the popular wrinkle-relaxing drug. As one of the premiere oculoplastic surgeons in the country, Dr. Weiss has been using Botox for ophthalmologic reasons since 1989, well before its cosmetic use. He had already been named a trainer for Allergan in the use of Botox Cosmetic and was being interviewed on the radio about the product on… More »

Painless Botox Study

Richard Weiss, M.D. announced the publication of a study entitled “Reduction of Pain and Anxiety Prior to Botulinum Toxin Injections With a New Topical Anesthetic Method” in the Journal of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Cosmetic botulinum toxin type A injections (BOTOX® Cosmetic) have quickly become one of the most common and popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. Like any injection though, there is the possibility for slight to moderate pain. The study conducted by Weiss and his colleague Phillip T. Lavin, M.D., Ph.D. examined… More »

Juvéderm – The Next Generation in Beauty

Newport Beach, CA, October 19, 2006 Newport Beach, CA – Richard A. Weiss, M.D., a leading expert in cosmetic facial surgery and procedures in Orange County, is pleased to announce the next generation in beauty – Juvéderm. Because of his expertise in facial aesthetics, Dr. Weiss is one of a select group of physicians to participate in the Juvéderm Experience Trial, in advance of national product availability in January 2007. Juvéderm gel is an FDA approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that, because of advanced manufacturing methods, provides a smooth, soft,… More »

Curing Blindness with Botox®

Newport Beach, CA, September 21, 2005 One World Sight Project (OWSP) Founder Richard Weiss, MD, announced today that the fundraising efforts during the month of August resulted in contributions to cure 132 people on two continents of needless blindness due to cataracts. Orange County patrons helped OWSP sponsor the Seva Foundation and the International Eye Foundation with surgical teams who traveled to Tanzania and Tibet to perform surgery over the summer. Richard Weiss, MD held a BOTOX-A-THON in his practice on August 18th and injected patients with Botox® Cosmetic product… More »

Newport Beach Doctor Strives To Cure Blindness in 100 People in One Day

Newport Beach, CA, August 12, 2005 – One World Sight Project (OWSP) Founder Richard Weiss, MD, announced today that he will hold a “BOTOX-A-THON” on Thursday, August 18 with Botox Cosmetic® product donated by Allergan Inc. Dr. Weiss will inject patients for a $100 donation with all of the profits going directly to benefit the One World Sight Project. Dr. Weiss is attempting to fund surgery for 100 people through the event. There are approximately 25 million people in the world who are needlessly blind from bilateral cataracts and who… More »

One World Sight Project (OWSP) Teams with Elective Procedures Conference to Help Cure Blindness

Newport Beach, CA, August 11, 2005 – OWSP Founder Richard Weiss, MD, announced today that the organization will team with the conference Botox, Blephs & LASIK: Elective Ophthalmic & Skin Rejuvenation Procedures to help benefit the non-profit organization. Ophthalmologists, dermatologists, oculoplastic and plastic surgeons as well as optometrists and RNs are invited to attend the conference. A tax-deductible donation of $100 will apply for all new registrations after August 10th. According to Dr. Weiss, “We are guaranteed to cure blindness in at least 80 people in Tanzania and Tibet with… More »

OC Eye Doctor Offers Safer, More Accurate Methods in Laser Vision Correction

Dr. Richard Weiss invited to present research findings for new device at three international meetings. NEWPORT BEACH, CA – New techniques and inventions in laser vision correction recently developed by Dr. Richard Weiss mean the procedures are not only safer and quicker but more accurate as well. The board-certified ophthalmologist, who also is a clinical assistant professor at UC Irvine, was invited this year to present his findings at the annual meetings of three of the world’s most prominent groups of laser vision surgeons: European Society of Cataract and Refractive… More »

One World Sight Project Founder Invents Instrument to Improve LASIK Results

The Weiss Vertexometer will enhance the accuracy of refractive surgical procedures. Newport Beach, CA – Richard A. Weiss, M.D. of Newport Beach, California, introduced the Weiss Vertexometer, an instrument designed to improve the accuracy of refractive surgical procedures, at the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans on Sunday, November 11. The patented Weiss Vertexometer is a device that is used to directly and conveniently measure the vertex distance before refractive surgery. For the most accurate visual results, precise vertex distance must be known prior to procedures such… More »

Star Radio’s Jamie White to Have Botox Bash

Newport Beach doctor to host party that includes eyelid surgery giveaway. Newport Beach, CA – Richard A. Weiss, M.D., a cosmetic Botox and eyelid surgery expert, will be hosting a Botox party for Star 98.7 morning drive personality Jamie White and six of her listeners. Listeners will be calling in all week to win their spot at Jamie’s Botox Rocks party with Dr. Weiss on Friday April 12. The evening will begin at Weiss’ Newport Beach office with hors d’oeuvres, wrinkle-removing botox treatments, and champagne. One lucky guest will be… More »

When Rock Star’s careers start to fade, they often turn to “Doc Botox”

Newport Beach doctor provides a syringe-based fountain of youth. Newport Beach, CA – Richard A. Weiss, M.D., a cosmetic Botox and eyelid surgery expert, and musician himself, finds he is forehead deep in potential clients who may be looking to firm up their sagging faces and careers. Even before the FDA recently approved Botox as a medical treatment for facial lines and wrinkles, Dr. Weiss has had a steady stream of musicians, actors and other show-biz people who want to reduce the creases and wrinkles that showbiz sometimes bestows upon… More »

Newport Beach Doctor Invited to Present Paper At National Meeting

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… More »

Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon Appointed National Trainer for Cosmetic Botox

Newport Beach, CA – Richard A. Weiss, M.D., a cosmetic Botox and eyelid surgery expert, was selected by Allergan, Botox’s manufacturer, to be a National Trainer for Cosmetic Botox. Weiss has been using Botox since 1989 – well before it was used for cosmetic purposes. As an ophthalmic plastic surgeon, he originally used it for its initial FDA indication – treatment of blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking of the eyelids) and facial spasms. Recognizing his experience and technique, Allergan will send other doctors to him for training from across the U.S.. Dr.… More »

Dr. Weiss Wins Top Honor From Vision Correction Experts

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… More »

Dr. Weiss’ Touching Story part of Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul

Newport Beach, CA – Richard A. Weiss, M.D.’s remarkable story, The Gift of Sight, is part of the newest edition of the best-selling “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, “Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul.” This moving story of giving a 9-year-old girl the ability to see also inspired Weiss to reach out and help cure blindness by founding a non-profit organization dedicated to relieving cataract blindness worldwide. The Gift of Sight, which takes place in Haiti, opens our eyes to their society’s impoverished condition and it’s people’s desperate need… More »

Number of Hyperhidrosis Sufferers Tops 7.8 Million Excessive underarm sweating gains greater awareness through Botox® approval for the condition

Newport Beach, CA, August 18, 2004 – A new national survey conducted to determine the prevalence of hyperhidrosis, a medical condition characterized by excessive sweating, has found that the disease affects a much larger proportion of the United States population than previously reported. As many as 7.8 million Americans or 2.8 percent of the population may have hyperhidrosis. For the majority of these individuals, excessive underarm or palm of hands sweating is intolerable and frequently interferes with daily activities. Despite this and the fact that new treatment options are available,… More »

Newport Beach Offices Unveils the Fountain of Youth for Aging Eyes

NearVision CK (Conductive Keratoplasty) is the Sole Procedure for the Millions Who Want Freedom from Reading Glasses. America’s Most Prevalent Eye Condition: 90 Million Have or Will Soon Develop Presbyopia Newport Beach, CA, September 15, 2004 – Weiss Cosmetic & Laser Vision Procedures today announced that Richard Weiss, MD is offering the NearVisionSM CK® (Conductive Keratoplasty®) procedure. Just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it is the first and only FDA-approved vision technology that improves near vision in the millions of Baby boomers with presbyopia, the age-related… More »

One World Sight Project (OWSP) Teams with Elective Procedures Conference to Help Cure Blindness

Newport Beach, CA, August 11, 2005 – OWSP Founder Richard Weiss, MD, announced today that the organization will team with the conference Botox, Blephs & LASIK: Elective Ophthalmic & Skin Rejuvenation Procedures to help benefit the non-profit organization. Ophthalmologists, dermatologists, oculoplastic and plastic surgeons as well as optometrists and RNs are invited to attend the conference. A tax-deductible donation of $100 will apply for all new registrations after August 10th. According to Dr. Weiss, “We are guaranteed to cure blindness in at least 80 people in Tanzania and Tibet with… More »

Newport Beach Doctor Strives To Cure Blindness in 100 People in One Day

Newport Beach, CA, August 12, 2005 – One World Sight Project (OWSP) Founder Richard Weiss, MD, announced today that he will hold a “BOTOX-A-THON” on Thursday, August 18 with Botox Cosmetic® product donated by Allergan Inc. Dr. Weiss will inject patients for a $100 donation with all of the profits going directly to benefit the One World Sight Project. Dr. Weiss is attempting to fund surgery for 100 people through the event. There are approximately 25 million people in the world who are needlessly blind from bilateral cataracts and who… More »

Curing Blindness with Botox®

Newport Beach, CA, September 21, 2005 One World Sight Project (OWSP) Founder Richard Weiss, MD, announced today that the fundraising efforts during the month of August resulted in contributions to cure 132 people on two continents of needless blindness due to cataracts. Orange County patrons helped OWSP sponsor the Seva Foundation and the International Eye Foundation with surgical teams who traveled to Tanzania and Tibet to perform surgery over the summer. Richard Weiss, MD held a BOTOX-A-THON in his practice on August 18th and injected patients with Botox® Cosmetic product… More »

Juvéderm – The Next Generation in Beauty

Newport Beach, CA, October 19, 2006 Newport Beach, CA – Richard A. Weiss, M.D., a leading expert in cosmetic facial surgery and procedures in Orange County, is pleased to announce the next generation in beauty – Juvéderm. Because of his expertise in facial aesthetics, Dr. Weiss is one of a select group of physicians to participate in the Juvéderm Experience Trial, in advance of national product availability in January 2007. Juvéderm gel is an FDA approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that, because of advanced manufacturing methods, provides a smooth, soft,… More »

Painless Botox Study

Newport Beach, CA, October 15, 2008 Richard Weiss, M.D. announced the publication of a study entitled “Reduction of Pain and Anxiety Prior to Botulinum Toxin Injections With a New Topical Anesthetic Method” in the Journal of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Cosmetic botulinum toxin type A injections (BOTOX® Cosmetic) have quickly become one of the most common and popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. Like any injection though, there is the possibility for slight to moderate pain. The study conducted by Weiss and his colleague… More »