Dr. William Trattler, M.D.

Miami LASIK Surgeon
Dr. William Trattler, M.D. 

Dr. William Trattler, M.D.

Dr. William Trattler, M.D.
Trusted LASIK Surgeons™

  • Dr. William Trattler, at the Center For Excellence In Eye Care, is also Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami
  • Dr. Trattler has performed LASIK on an athletes, including a professional athlete who has competed in the 2008 Los Angeles Lakers- Boston Celtics NBA Finals
  • Dr. William Trattler has taught over 75 courses at major eye meetings, given over 125 lectures on research topics at major eye meetings and has 3 text books published


Credentials and Qualification
Premier Patient Care
Professional Credentials
Additional Career Highlights
Surgeon Bio

Center for Excellence in Eye Care

Direct: (305) 598-2020

8940 North Kendall Drive, Suite 400E
Miami, FL 33176

Call today and mention Trusted LASIK Surgeons for your free LASIK consultation with a true LASIK expert who is a trusted eye surgeon and vision care specialist. Dr. Trattler's exceptional qualifications are listed below.

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Serving Miami, Pinecrest, Kendall, Coral Gables, Homestead, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Keys, Forida state, the US, and International patients.

Credentials and Qualifications

Dr. William Trattler has extensive qualifications that we estimate place him among an elite circle comprising the top 1% of LASIK and refractive surgeons in the United States.

For your convenience, these credentials and criteria have been grouped by Experience, Patient Care and Credentials. In addition, Dr. Trattler has included some additional career highlights that while not used by Trusted LASIK Surgeons in our screening process, clearly supplement his highly distinguished career.

Dr. Trattler's qualifications and credentials as one of the top LASIK surgeons include:


  • A specialist for athletes – Dr. Trattler has performed LASIK on an athletes, including a professional athlete who has competed in the 2008 Los Angeles Lakers- Boston Celtics NBA Finals, as well as a starting catcher who plays for a major league baseball team
  • Over 12 years experience in laser vision surgery, including LASIK and PRK
  • Over 13 years experience in refractive surgery (laser vision, lens implants and RK)
  • Over 15 years experience in cataract surgery (including cataract surgery with lens implants)
  • Performed over 2,000 LASIK and laser vision procedures
  • Performed over 6,000 cataract surgery procedures
  • Served as a Principal or Co-Investigator for 9 FDA Studies for laser manufacturers and makers other ophthalmic devices including:
    • AMO (1 study): VISX laser outcomes study: ongoing
    • Allergan (4 studies): VISX Outcomes studies comparing dry eye therapies following PRK and LASIK
    • Ista (1 study): PRK outcomes study comparing postoperative medications
    • CibaVision/Medenium (1 study): Phakic IOL Study
    • Lenstec (1 study): Tetraflex Accommodating IOL study
    • AMO (2 studies): Presbyopic IOL Studies (ongoing)

Premier Patient Care

  • “All-Laser” LASIK (bladeless) using the IntraLase laser
  • Wavefront Based (“Custom”) LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery
  • Use of iLASIK Procedure- WaveScan Technology, IntraLase, and Visx Advanced CustomVue treatments
  • Offers complete refractive surgery care
    • LASIK and PRK
      laser eye surgery
    • Intraocular lens implant surgery (IOLs) including Refractive Lensectomy (RLE) or Clear Lensectomy (CLE) using:monofocal lenses, multifocal lenses, and accommodating lenses, as well as phakic implants and toric implants
    • Corneal Transplants
    • Other vision correction surgery: Conductive Keratoplasty (CK) and Limbal Relaxing Incisions
    • Corneal Collagen Cross-linking with riboflavin
  • Cataract Eye Surgery (including cataract surgery with lens implants)
  • Management of complications of surgery for new patients who had problems and complications from LASIK surgery or another vision correction operation or cataract surgery performed by another eye doctor
  • A specialist for athletes – Dr. Trattler has performed LASIK on an athletes, including a professional athlete who has competed in the 2008 Los Angeles Lakers- Boston Celtics NBA Finals

Professional Credentials

  • Current Faculty Appointments: Volunteer Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology at University of the Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Hospital and Surgical Center Affiliations:
  • Professional Society and Organizations (Membership and Affiliations)
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology
      • Chairperson, Refractive Management/Intervention Panel, COMPASS: 2007 to Present Develop online Refractive Management content for an comprehensive online educational tool
      • Member: Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee (OTAC) Refractive Surgery Panel; 2006 to Present
      • Member of the Ophthalmic Knowledge Base panel for Refractive Management/Intervention: 2003 to 2007
    • International Society of Refractive Surgery
    • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
    • American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery
      • Founding Board Member
    • Florida Society of Ophthalmology
      • Participant: Refractive Surgery Forum at Florida Society of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting
    • Miami Ophthalmological Society
      • President: January 2006 to December 2006
      • Treasurer: January 2005 to December 2005
      • Secretary: January 2004 to December 2004
    • The Cornea Society
      • Member with Thesis
  • Certified by American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Consulting Positions for companies that develop lasers and other ophthalmic products
  • Editorial Boards Positions:
    • Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today
    • EyeWorld
    • International Ophthalmology Clinics: Associate Editor
  • Reviewer:
    • Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
    • Cornea
    • American Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Over 16 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles published
  • 2 text book chapters and 3 text books published, including:
    • Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple. “A brief, clear, thorough, and highly enjoyable approach to clinical microbiology brimming with mnemonics, humor, summary charts,
      and illustrations.” Now in Edition 3
      • Ranked #1 at Amazon.com under "Microbiology"
    • Review of Ophthalmology. Elsevier Saunders; October 2004. A detailed review of ophthalmology topics.
    • Ophthalmology Made Ridiculously Simple. Interactive Edition. Medmaster.
      November 2004. Introductory book to ophthalmology topics,
      with CD ROM atlas of clinical photos
  • Over 125 lectures on research topics at major eye meetings
  • Served on over 20 vision correction and other related panels on eye care at major ophthalmology meetings
  • Taught over 75 courses at major eye meetings

Additional Career Highlights

  • Named as one of the Top 50 Cataract & Refractive Surgery Opinion Leaders, as voted on by readers of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today
  • Named a "Super Doctor" in Miami by SuperDoctors (tm)
  • Recipient of the Curtis D. Benton, Jr., MD Outstanding Young Ophthalmologist Leadership Award
    • This award is presented by the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) to a Florida ophthalmologist, who has demonstrated leadership, service, competence and devotion to the high ethical and professional standards
  • Received Scheie Eye Institute Teaching Award for two separate years


Surgeon Bio

Dr. William Trattler, M.D., is currently practicing at the Center for Excellence in Eye Care specializing in refractive, corneal, and cataract eye surgery, and is an Volunteer Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

He received his bachelor's degree with honors from Dartmouth College and his doctorate of medicine degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he graduated in 1992 with Distinction in Research. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the 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, he performed research on dry eye and blepharitis.

Dr. Trattler specializes in corneal, cataract and refractive surgeries, including laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK and other refractive surgery like lens implants. Dr. Trattler has been a Principal Investigator in a wide variety of phase 3 and phase 4 studies, including new medications for the control of inflammation after cataract surgery, new medications for the treatment of dry eye, and new medications for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis. He is able to apply a variety of techniques to help those individuals with significant dry eye problems.

Dr. Trattler has authored many books, articles, and text book chapters including Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple, a textbook he helped co-author that 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, he was named one of the top 50 Cataract & Refractive Surgery Opinion Leaders, as voted on by readers of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today.

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Appointments and Information

Please call (305) 598-2020 or visit Dr. Trattler at the Center for Excellence in EyeCare today for your free LASIK consultation with a trusted expert LASIK eye surgeon and vision care specialist who is also a cataract surgeon with proven expertise. You now have accurate information and a direct contact to an exceptional surgeon. Dr. Trattler and his exceptional staff are looking forward to meeting with you. You questions and concerns are welcome. Thank you for visiting us at Trusted LASIK Surgeons.

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