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Eye Doctor Accused Of Hiding Cameras in Bathroom



    (Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014)

    A prominent eye doctor is accused of secretly videotaping woman inside the bathroom of two of his Chicago offices.

    Police say Robert Weiss secretly taped women in a locker room bathroom at the Chicago Eye Institute inside Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (836 W. Wellington Ave.), and at a second location at 3982 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    He was arrested on Tuesday and charged with four counts of unauthorized videotaping.

    Jeanne Warsaw just found out Wednesday that her eye doctor of more than a decade has been accused of the unthinkable.

    "He really knows what he's doing. It seems like there's a mistake somewhere," Warsaw said. "I can't believe it. I just can't."

    Police say an employee found the camera attached to the tank wall of a toilet, and that they have surveillance video of Weiss installing cameras at Illinois Masonic.

    "I think it's disgusting that anybody would want to do that," nearby resident Jen Bissett said.

    A memory disk found in one of the cameras reportedly captured images of an employee and three other women in locker rooms or bathrooms inside the businesses.

    According to Weiss' bio, he's received degrees with distinction at schools all over the country, including the department of surgery at the prestigious Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He's a sought-after lecturer nationally and internationally, and the University of Illinois named him the best teacher in the ophthalmology department.

    "I don't think in our wildest dreams any of us thought anything like that could be happening here," medical center employee Sofya Beysakhovih said.

    Hospital officials say Weiss is not seeing patients at this time.