One exciting research interest and invention involved a device and method for painless Botox injections. Dr. Weiss’ invention, the Weiss Comfort Shield, was proven to decrease or eliminate injection discomfort. His study was published in the peer-reviewed literature. [Read the scientific paper here]
Other research interests have dealt with techniques and inventions to make laser vision correction more safe and predictable. He has presented papers on various aspects of this research at many of the major international refractive surgery meetings.
Constantly striving to bring new and innovative techniques to his practice, Dr. Weiss regularly participates in seminars and workshops both nationally and internationally. He has been a visiting surgical consultant in many areas of the world including Haiti, India, Barbados, South Africa, Canada and Mexico.
Dr. Weiss is the Chairman and Founder of the Botox, Blephs & LASIK: Strategies for Success with Elective Ophthalmic Procedures conference, a landmark symposium bringing together plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists and dermatologists, for three days of scientific presentations and hands-on workshops. He was a Senior Instructor for the American Academy of Ophthalmology providing formal instruction on Botox for blepharospasm, hyperhidrosis, migraine and cosmetic uses.
Dr. Weiss, a musician, was inspired to create the One World Sight Project, Inc. by a song (see sidebar) that he wrote about the plight of the blind. This project is a non-profit organization that is working with the international ophthalmology community (including technical advisers from the World Health Organization and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness) to form a cooperative venture in which the goal is to cure needless blindness in developing countries.