Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog! My goal here is to get more personal – and simply share stuff with my friends, family, and patients!  You can expect some posts on the latest advances in cosmetic surgery (although it seems like there’ll be a fair amount of music-related posts – they’re too much fun to make!) I also expect that we’ll have more contests and free stuff, special events and even very special guests!


Home treatment for styes

Is It Safe to go to the Doctor During the Pandemic?

June 8, 2020

Agenda Re-opening medical offices in the era of COVID-19 Learn about styes (painful eyelid bumps) and home treatment New original pandemic-inspired song, all LIVE! Footprints in the Sands of Time References: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/new-cases https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-data.page https://data-montcopa.opendata.arcgis.com/pages/covid-19 https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap/#stage-3 https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/County_Variance_Attestation_Form.aspx https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/coronavirus-in-oc

Eyelid Surgery: Is it for You? – Medical Minute

August 2, 2019

Do you have heavy eyelids or bags under your eyes that don't go away? Listen to Dr. Weiss in this Eyelid Surgery Medical Minute as he explains if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery!   Related Posts: A Complete Look at Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Ask Dr. Weiss: Local vs. General Anesthesia Before you get eyelid surgery, get tested for dry eyes! New Music Post: Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues

The Gift of Sight

May 13, 2019

The Gift of Sight Written by Richard Weiss, M.D. for the “Chicken Soup” series, “Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul” I will never forget the look on Stevie Wonder’s face.  In appreciation of Stevie lending his name to our One World Sight Project, an effort to cure world blindness, I was giving him a small token of our thanks.  There is a blind sculpture garden in the Picasso museum in the south of France that publishes a book that recreates some of Picasso greatest works in relief for the vision impaired.  The book is stark white, resembling the Beatles’ white album, and after several pages in Braille, there followed 15-20 embossed Picasso artworks. Because Stevie had always been blind, I was not sure that he would be able to recognize and appreciate drawings and symbols, a skill sometimes absent in people visually impaired from birth.  I held my breath as I placed his hands on the book and he began to turn the pages, closely examining each one. “Wait a minute, let’s go back a few pages,” he exclaimed. The expression on his face at the sudden recognition of one of the previous pages was to me worth all of [...]

Eyelid Surgery for Eye Bags – Medical Minute

April 11, 2019

Lower eyelid surgery could help you say "good-bye" to bags! Losing your bags can be infuriating when you're at the airport, but when they're hanging beneath your eyes, it can be a welcome change!  One of the concerns I often hear about is dark circles or bags beneath the eyelids that don't seem to go away, even with a good night's sleep. These types of dark circles are not caused by a darkening of the skin; rather they are caused by shadows.  This is the result of light shining (usually from above) and hitting the bulge caused by some excess fat producing a shadow beneath the bag.  So we simply need to reduce the bag by removing some fat (without a skin incision) - and the dark shadow goes away! Watch the video above to learn more about under eye bags, dark circles, and how surgery may be the solution to getting rid of that tired look!
Dr Weiss explaining how a skin rejuvenation laser works

How Does a Skin Rejuvenation Laser Work?

April 2, 2019

There's a famous law from famed science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke along the lines of "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."  I think that law describes lasers quite well!  What else would you call a machine that shoots light at your skin in order to remove wrinkles and brown spots? I'd like to take you on a behind-the-scenes look at the "magic" behind the laser I use for skin rejuvenation. Hopefully you too will appreciate the cool science and technology operating in the background!