At the Center For Excellence In Eye Care, Dr. William B. Trattler specializes in refractive, corneal and cataract eye surgery. Dr. Trattler received his bachelor’s degree with honors from Dartmouth College and his Doctorate of Medicine degree from University of Miami School of Medicine where in 1992 he graduated with Distinction in Research. He completed his ophthalmology residency at University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute. He then spent an additional year for subspecialty training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. During his Corneal Fellowship, Dr. Trattler performed extensive research on oil gland and dry eye problems of the eye. With his in depth training and research he is able to apply a variety of techniques to help those individuals with significant dry eye problems.
Dr. Trattler performs a wide variety of cataract and refractive surgeries, including PRK, all laser LASIK, and no injection, sutureless cataract surgery as well as laser cataract surgery. He has been an active participant and investigator for a number of next generation technologies, including the Tetraflex accommodating intraocular lens, which provides patients with both distance and near vision following cataract surgery. Dr. Trattler is also involved in treating corneal diseases such as keratoconus and post lasik Ectasia with Corneal Collagen Crosslinking and other procedures. He has participated in the FDA trials to approve Crosslinking in the U.S. for over 5 years and has lectured nationally on the topic. In 2012, Dr. Trattler was certified to provide femtosecond laser cataract surgery by the LensAR system at the Medical Arts Surgery Center in Baptist Hospital.
Dr. Trattler has been a sought after presenter and has been invited to lecture across the U.S. on various topics such as Optimizing visual results with both cataract and laser vision correction, therapeutic options for patients with dry eye and blepharitis; femtosecond laser cataract surgery; corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus and post lasik ectasia; and the latest treatments in ocular allergy and infections. In addition to a busy private practice, Dr. Trattler is a Volunteer Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami’s prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Trattler is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has authored many articles and abstracts, including Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple, a textbook he helped co-author, which is used by medical, nursing and veterinary students throughout the world. In 2002, Dr. Trattler received the “Outstanding Young Ophthalmologist Leadership Award” from the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO). In 2006, Dr. Trattler was recognized by his peers as one of the top 50 Cataract and Refractive Surgery Opinion Leaders in a survey conducted by the publication Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. In 2009, he received a Best Paper of Session Award at The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s Annual Meeting for his work in intraocular lens research.