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Dr. William Trattler

LASIK Surgery
Miami, FL
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Miami, FL

Address

8940 N Kendall Dr #400 E, Miami, FL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

AvMed Health Plans

BlueCross BlueShield

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Dr. Trattler is the Director of Cornea at the Center for Excellence in Eye Care and is on the Volunteer faculty at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Florida International University School of Medicine's Department of Ophthalmology After graduating from Dartmouth College, he attended medical school at the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute. He spent an additional year for subspecialty training in cornea and refractive surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Trattler has participated in numerous phase 3 and phase 4 studies in the areas of dry eye, blepharitis, refractive surgery, cataract surgery and new technologies such as corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus and intraoperative wavefront aberrometry during cataract surgery. Dr. Trattler was awarded Best Paper of Session for his research on accommodating intraocular lenses at the 2009 ASCRS meeting. 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. 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. Dr. Trattler, is the Medical Editor for Eye Tube, an online resource for physicians with medical and surgical videos. Most recently, Dr. Trattler was named Chief Medical Editor of Advanced Ocular Care, a new publication that reaches 17,000 eye care professionals in the United States. William Trattler, MD Center For Excellence In Eye Care 8940 North Kendall Drive; #400E Miami, FL 33176 WWW.CenterForEyeCare.com

Specialties
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LASIK Surgery

Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

156 Answers
546 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Cataracts: Some patients can get clouding of the membrane that holds the new intraocular lens in place. This is called a secondary membrane, and is removed with ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Age and LASIK: Most surgeons will provide laser vision correction for patients from age 18 or over. At age 29 - assuming that you are a good candidate - then lasik ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Simple answer: I believe most people just use tweezers to remove hair.
A male asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Wavefront LASIK: Wavefront lasik and conventional lasik both work very well to help improve vision. You would need to see your own doctor to see which option is best ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Inflammation : Iritis is a condition of intraocular inflammation. There are many conditions that are associated with iritis, including anklyosing spondylitis, rheum... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
LASIK: Thankfully - problems after lasik are uncommon. Patients can end up over or under corrected. Patients can also experience dry eye - which typically ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Surgery: Eye surgery is surgery on the eye. Very simple answer.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Eye pain: Burning eyes is a symptom that patients may use to describe their eye pain related to dry eye or blepharitis. Patients with eye injuries or following... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Answer: Patients who undergo lasik can typically return to their normal activities within days. And most patients can drive their car the next day. A percen... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
LASIK: A comprehensive eye exam is required to determine if you are a candidate for lasik, including topography, refraction, corneal thickness and a dilated ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Contact lens: The powers in both contact lenses contribute to the overall power of the contact lens system that you are using.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Keratoconus: A lazy eye can occur in keratoconus. It important that you see a specialist who can help you determine whether vision is not good due to keratoconus a... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Keratoconus: Keratoconus is a condition where the cornea bulges forward, leading to distorted vision. While keratoconus can start in childhood, it can also develo... Read More
A 81-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
INCORRECT: Glasses do not help or hurt the rate of myopia or hyperopia change to my knowledge. If you require glasses to see properly, there is no downside. Th... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Eye pain: Eye irritation is a symptom that patients will report, and is typically related to dry eye or blepharitis. However, many other conditions can lead to... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Dry eye : Stopping meds that cause dry eye can help improve dry eye symptoms.
A female asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
LASIX, (furosemide) not LASIK: Just to point out that Lasix (furosemide) is the diuretic, while lasik is a procedure to reduce or eliminate the need for contact lenses or glasses.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
LASIK: Lasik is a procedure where a flap is created in the cornea, and a laser is used to reshape the cornea to improve a patient's vision. It is a straight... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
PRK and med school: First - good luck on your exam. I hope you used my book... Micro made ridiculously simple. To answer your question - the vision after prk heals rath... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
LASIK surgery: If you are interested in lasik, you should see an expert in the area of lasik to determine whether or not you are a candidate for the procedure. The ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Yag laser: The yag laser is used to treat a cloudy capsule that holds lens implants following cataract surgery. The procedure - yag capsulotomy - is very safe, ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Chemical injury: Please see your doctor asap - as you may have a chemical burn of your eye. This would require treatment.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
LASIK results: Patients over the age of 40 will have difficulty reading if they have both eyes set for distance - which is where you are now. You can speak to your ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Eye drop side effect: It is rare for eye drops to cause stomach issues. While some eye drops can be absorbed into the body, the level of medicine is usually so low that it... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Cataract: Cataracts occur with age a senile cataract is just the term used for a cataract that occurs with age. It is just a straightforward cataract.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Cataracts: Young patients can get cataracts. They are just a clouding of a patient's crystalline lens.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Eye rubbing: Keratoconus is often related to severe eye rubbing - so stopping eye rubbing is a first step. There is a procedure called corneal collagen crosslinki... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Answer: While it is possible to have cataract surgery without lens implants - it is virtually never done. Implants are very very safe!
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
PRK vs LASIK: Both prk and lasik can be used to improve vision. Both are equally effective. However, some patients with specific corneal conditions are not candid... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Lasik can correct astigmatism in eyes that are near-sighted - or as asked - far-sighted.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
LASIK: Patients must be appropriate candidates for lasik to undergo the procedure. This requires a preoperative exam.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Contact lenses: Contact lenses are difficult at times to use, but most people can be trained to safely insert them. However, contact lenses do not stop the progressi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Cataracts: It is not harmful to work or play on the computer after cataract surgery.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Many options...: Please see your eye doctor for an eye exam to see the cause of the scratched cornea, as well as the appropriate treatment. There are more than 20 pos... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Keratoconus : Keratoconus is a disease of the cornea of the eye where the cornea thins and bulges outward, causing blurred vision. Crosslinking can stop the progre... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
LASIK: There is no such thing as lasik resistance. Some patients are not good candidates for the procedure. An examination by an eye doctor can be perform... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Crosslinking: C3r is another name for crosslinking. At our center - we find that 50% of patients achieve 1 or more lines of improvement in vision after crosslinkin... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Crosslinking: Crosslinking can stop the progression of keratoconus. You can review the various locations in the us that are running clinical trials for crosslinkin... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Crosslinking: Corneal collagen crosslinking is the newest treatment for keratoconus. It was developed in 1998 - and has been shown to stop the progression of kerat... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Contact lenese: Synergeyes is a brand of contact lenses designed for keratoconus. They work well, but i actually prefer scleral lenses for my patients with keratocon... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
LASIK: Lasik has helped society, but reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses in professional and non-professional athletes, as well as firemen, polic... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Excellent question. The 0.25 means that you have a small refractive error. The good news is that this level of refractive error is typically insignif... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
LASIK surgery: Lasik surgery is an elective surgery that is typically not covered by insurance. Another term is to call lasik a self-pay surgery (rather than an ins... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
LASIK answer: Not all patients are eligible for lasik. There are many situations where lasik is not an appropriate choice, such as patients with visually signific... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Dry eyes: Dry eyes are a common cause of blurry vision that gets worse and then gets better during the day. While artificial tears provide temporary relief, th... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Smoking & LASIK: Smoking can make dry eyes worse - and that can impact the results of lasik. You can speak with your doctor - but the longer you avoid smoking - the b... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
No pain: Thank you for your question. In general, cataracts are associated with reduced quality of vision. Patients typically report that reading road signs ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Iritis : Iritis is inflammation within the eye. You should of course be under treatment to eliminate the inflammation. Some patients with iritis have systemi... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Please see your primary care doctor for these types of forms. Your own doctors should be able to help. Good luck!!

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Aug 30, 2013
Dr. William Trattler is a World Renown international expert on Cornea and external Diseases, Cataract and refractive surgery. His profound knowledge is only exceeded by his superior surgical skills. H...Read More
D.r Trattler is well known and respected cornea specialist. I have known him for years and respect his work and knowledge!
Aug 23, 2013
Dr. Trattler is one of the best ophthalmic surgeons, specializing in cataract and refractive surgery in the country.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

Pennsylvania Hospital

Awards

Best Paper of Session, ASCRS Annual Meeting, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Poster selected as one of the best posters at the 2006 Meeting, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Top 50 Cataract & Refractive Surgery Opinion Leaders, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today (Publication)

Affiliations

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
American Academy of Ophthalmology
International Society of Refractive Surgery
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