This is a concise how-to of successfully treating previously deemed "untreatable" retinal and optic nerve conditions with stem cell therapies. Based on the results of 11 years of experience treating approximately 600 patients, this text will serve as a template for others to develop similar stem cell based treatments in their specialty. Author, Jeffrey N. Weiss, MD is specifically poised to offer dependable insight on stem cell surgery for both the retina and the optic nerve, having performed the first retinal stem cell surgery in 2010, with Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved studies that are registered with the National Institute of Health (NIH), and listed on ClinicalTrials.gov. Featuring all original work from Dr. Jeffrey Weiss's specialization in stem cell ophthalmology, this book is primarily written for ophthalmologists, but structured so that specialists across disciplines can take the model presented and create their own studies and clinical trials using stem cell therapies.
Jeffrey N. Weiss, MD
The Healing Institute
Margate, FL, USA
Jeffrey N. Weiss, MD is the former Chief of Retinal Surgery at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Faculty of Harvard Medical School, and Visiting Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He entered college at 16 years of age, and medical school at age 19 on full scholarships. While in medical school he obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude with distinction, and graduated from Medical School, Summa Cum Laude, at 23 years of age.
Dr. Weiss is the author of more than 100 publications, including 11 books, holds more than 20 U.S. and foreign patents, and has been a Reviewer for multiple scholarly journals. He has served as a Visiting Professor, performed surgery, and lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Weiss is also the founder of two companies, Ocular Research Associates Inc., and Micron Ophthalmic, Inc. which have manufactured and sold Dr. Weiss' inventions worldwide.
Dr. Weiss performed the first retinal stem cell surgery in the world in 2010 and is the Principal Investigator of The Stem Cell Ophthalmology Treatment Studies I/II, the largest retinal and optic nerve stem cell studies in the world, The Neurologic Stem Cell Treatment Study, The Stem Cell Spinal Cord Injury Exoskeleton and Virtual Reality Treatment Study, and The Alzheimer's, Cognitive Impairment and Autism Treatment Study. The studies are Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved, registered with NIH and listed on ClinicalTrials.gov.
Dr. Weiss first visited Dubai in 2008, where equipment he had invented was being showcased at Arab Health, the second largest medical equipment meeting in the world. In 2015, he obtained a Dubai medical license and has been travelling to Dubai to examine patients, perform surgery and lecture. His work has been featured in all the major Dubai newspapers and television. He was a finalist for the United Arab Emirates HealthCare Award in 2018 and 2019.
1. Stem Cells, PRP, Definitions, FDA2. History of Retinal Stem Cell Surgery 3. Funding4. ClinicalTrials.gov listings5. Study Protocols6. Study Design/Method/Procedures7. Informed Consent8. Procedure - Additional Patient Explanation9. Photos10. Some Thoughts for the Future11. Publications12. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)