Dr. William L. Trotter, MD

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

  • Cataract and Refractive Surgery


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.

His Research And Publications Include:

  • 1999-2000 – Outcomes of Cataract Surgery in Monocular Patients: A Case-Control Study – published in Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery August 2002.
  • 1999-2000 – Reduction of Manifest Astigmatism with the Toric Posterior Chamber Intra-ocular lens versus Astigmatic Keratotomy: a comparison study – presented at ASCRS – Boston, May 2000.
  • 1999 – Anterior Capsule Staining for White Cataracts – presentation at Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA Annual Cataract Surgery Conference.
  • 1999 – A Revised Nomogram for the Moria LSK one Microkeratome – submitted for publication in Journal of Refractive Surgery.
  • 1999 – Endoscopic CDCR with Jones Tube Placement: A Comparative Study – presented as a poster at the 1999 American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, published Ophthalmology, June 2000 issue.
  • 1999 – Treatment of Medial Rectus Transection Complicating Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery – presented as a poster at 1999 AAPOS meeting, published in Journal of AAPOS August 2000 issue.
  • 1997 – Yearly ophthalmology residency research project investigating the comparative survival of penetrating keratoplasty grafts with placement of a Molteno versus an Ahmed valve for secondary glaucoma.

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Lynn Eye Surgery Center, Thousand Oaks
  • Channel Islands Surgicenter, Oxnard
  • Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura
  • Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura
  • St. Johns Regional Medical Center, Oxnard

Services Dr. Trotter Provides Include:

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology (Adult and Adolescent)
  • No-Stitch Cataract Surgery
  • Complicated Cataract and Implant Surgery
  • Glaucoma Medical and Surgical Management
  • Laser Surgery with the Argon and YAG laser
  • Pterygium Surgery with Conjunctival Autograft

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