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William Trotter, MD


William L. Trotter, M.D. is trained in general comprehensive ophthalmology with added expertise in cataract and refractive surgery. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is also a volunteer clinical instructor in Ophthalmology at Jules Stein Eye Institute/UCLA, where he has been responsible for teaching residents new techniques in cataract surgery. He has served on the Medical Executive Committee of Channel Islands Surgicenter since 2003.

Dr. Trotter earned his medical doctorate in 1995 from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, after completing a triple-major in Anthropology, Biology and English Literature at Boston University's College of Liberal Arts. His post-graduate training included a preliminary medical internship at Boston University Medical Center; a residency in ophthalmology at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York; and a general comprehensive ophthalmology fellowship with emphasis on cataract and refractive surgery at Jules Stein Eye Institute/UCLA in Los Angeles, California.

Before coming to Miramar Eye Specialists in 2001, Dr. Trotter practiced general comprehensive ophthalmology at St. Mary's Eye Center in Santa Monica and at Kaiser Permanente in Woodland Hills.

Dr. Trotter is a frequent editorial reviewer for peer-reviewed journals such as Ophthalmology and the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is a clinical investigator in an ongoing FDA phase IIIb trial of a new therapy for Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration called Lucentis.

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  • Adult 21-65

  • Older Adult >65

  • Medical School
  • School of Medicine Boston University
  • Board Certification
  • Ophthalmology American Board of Ophthalmology