William B. Trattler


Center For Excellence In Eye Care surgeon, recognized for expertise in refractive, corneal, and cataract eye surgery.

William B. Trattler, MD specializes in refractive, corneal and cataract eye surgery at the Center For Excellence In Eye Care.

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 he graduated in 1992 with Distinction in Research.

He completed his ophthalmology residency at University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute and 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 research on dry eye and oil gland problems of the eye. 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 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 been involved in the FDA trials to approve Crosslinking in the US 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 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 his private practice, Dr. Trattler is a Volunteer Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Trattler is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has been an author of 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.