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. At the Center For Excellence in Miami, Dr. Trattler served as an investigator in more than 60 phase 3 and phase 4 clinical trials for both pharmaceuticals and ophthalmic devices.
Dr. Trattler performs a wide variety of cataract and refractive surgeries, including PRK, LASIK, LASEK, Pterygium surgery, phakic IOLs, laser cataract surgery, as well as performing cataract surgery with Presbyopic, toric or monofocal IOLS. He is also an investigator for Corneal Collagen crosslinking, which is a treatment for keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, Post-LASIK ectasia, and patients with RK who are experiencing visual fluctuations.
Dr. Trattler has been invited to lecture across the U.S. on various topics such as: corneal collagen crosslinking, laser cataract surgery, corneal infections of the eye, ocular allergy, dry eye, and laser vision correction. He has been awarded the best paper presentation at 3 separate conferences. Dr. Trattler has authored or co-authored more than 400 medical articles. He has been one of the Chief Medical Editors for the publication Advanced Ocular Care since its inception in 2010. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Trattler is a Volunteer Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Dr. Trattler is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has been an author of many articles and abstracts, including Review of Ophthalmology, The Cornea Handbook, and Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple. In 2002, Dr. Trattler received the “Outstanding Young Ophthalmologist Leadership Award” from the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO). More Recently, Dr. Trattler received the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.