About Dr. Weiss

Richard Weiss M.D. is a board-certified and fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid and eyebrow surgery, mid-face lifts, lower lid fat transposition, and laser skin resurfacing (also known as laser skin rejuvenation) with the CO2 laser.

He is also one of the most experienced physicians in the United States in the use of Botox and cosmetic fillers.

Dr. Weiss is a board-certified ophthalmologist and has taken further extensive training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, having been in practice in Orange County, California since 1986.

Dr. Weiss received his medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia after receiving his undergraduate degree at New York University in Manhattan. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He has 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.

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His most recent research interest and invention involves 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.

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Did You Know?

Dr. Weiss’ philanthropic efforts in India and Africa inspired him to write the song “One Spirit.  And that song turned into a full non-profit organization to help cure blindness!  Listen to the song here.

More About Dr. Weiss

Dr. Weiss is fellowship-trained in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He has pioneered lower eyelid surgery with no skin incisions (trans-conjunctival blepharoplasty) in Newport Beach since 1986. He is the chosen surgeon by so many patients from around the world as well as other doctors and their families because of personalized care, training and experience.

Personality, integrity, and “bedside manner” can’t be adequately described on a website. You are invited to interview Dr. Weiss personally by contacting us to schedule a private no-charge (for elective procedures) consultation in his Newport Beach office adjacent to Fashion Island. Dr. Weiss also offers video consults with FaceTime and Skype video.