Juan A. Astruc, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Astruc specializes in ophthalmology, specifically in the diagnosis and treatment of retina and vitreous diseases.


Education

Dr. Astruc received his Bachelor of Science in business from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He earned his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia. He then completed an internship in internal medicine from the Medical College of Virginia where he continued his residency training in ophthalmology. A fellowship in vitreo-retinal surgery and macular diseases with J. Donald M. Gass, M.D. at Vanderbilt University followed. Dr. Astruc is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology,

Experience

Dr. Astruc is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, an active member of the Virginia Society of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Astruc is also a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

Practice

Dr. Astruc's areas of expertise include retinal detachments, penetrating ocular trauma, macular surgery, retinal vascular diseases, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. Currently, Dr. Astruc is the Vice-Chief of the Medical Staff at Stony Point Surgery Center.

Personal Profile

Dr. Astruc is a native of Richmond, Virginia, where he lives with his wife and four children.

2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2019 Patient Choice Award


PROCEDURES

The following procedures are performed by this doctor.

Age related macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration rarely causes blindness, but can cause permanent loss of your central vision making it difficult to see near and far. Age-related macular degeneration is a breakdown of the eye's macula, which is located in the retina.

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy can lead to severe vision loss and in extreme cases, blindness. Diabetic retinopathy damages the blood vessels in the retina. It typically affects both eyes and occurs in people with Type I and Type II diabetes.

Dry eye/tear solutions

Tears lubricate and protect your eyes and help maintain clear vision. When too few or poor quality tears are produced, dry eye occurs, causing a gritty, uncomfortable feeling, with blurriness and a feeling of something lodged in the eye.

Flashes of light and floaters

Floaters are small specks that move in and out of your field of vision. They are typically more noticeable when looking at a plain background, such as a white wall. Floaters are tiny clumps of cells or materials that are inside the clear, gel-like fluid that fills the inside of your eye. When this gel pulls on the retina, a person may see flashing lights or lightning streaks - these are flashes.

Retinal detachment

Retinal detachment occurs when the retina becomes separated from the underlying supporting tissues. This is a very serious condition, and can cause severe or even permanent vision loss. When the retina becomes detached, it is unable to properly function.