Juan A. Astruc, Jr., MD

Juan A. Astruc, Jr., MD

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

Dr. Astruc, MD offers these procedures:

  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Dry eye/tear solutions
  • Flashes of light and floaters
  • Retinal detachment

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.

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,

Profile

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

Testimonials

Dr. Juan Astruc gave exceptional care to me. He went above and beyond to help with my detached retina. Marco the anesthesiologist, made me feel at ease as he brought humor to the operating room while the surgery was being done. Dorothy J. Sep 2020
The best!! Unfortunately, the second time I had to have a vitrectomy. I called and Dale got me in the next day. I had surgery within a week. I love Dr. Astruc, he is kind and caring and a wonderful doctor. The whole facility runs like a well-oiled machine. Please recognize Dale! And thank you to Dr. O’Keefe for talking to me on the phone. Thankful for good Dr’s. and staff. Kristianne V. Jun 2020
Excellent care givers. Patient and very kind. Dr. Astruc also wonderful and caring. Thank you all. Connie B. May 2020
Dr. Astruc was careful, reassuring and informative. He was excellent in every way! Kathleen H. Mar 2020
Dr. Astruc is a very competent and personable practitioner. He is enthusiastic about his work and makes his patients feel confident and well informed regarding procedures. G.L. Aug 2019
Everyone was helpful and informative. Very pleasant, and made me feel calm and relaxed. Please recognize Dr. Juan Astruc. Gloria H. Aug 2019
From start to finish Dr. Astruc and his team , and all of the practice employees were sensitive, kind and knowledgeable about the process, recovery, etc. A first class practice! Dennis G. Jul 2019
Everyone was super nice. Dr. Astruc was wonderful! Kind, patient, witty and very caring. He made me feel very comfortable having surgery that made me very anxious. What a nice man and very talented doctor! Kristianne V Feb 2019
Excellent care! Really appreciated the detailed explanations of the procedure, and the caring manner displayed. Would highly recommend Dr. Astruc and his staff! Please recognize Dr. Astruc. Debby P. Dec 2018
Went to Dr. Astruc for a second opinion from my initial phone call to my first surgery visit. I was amazed! Everyone I met seemed genuinely to care about their patients. Dr. Astruc’s leadership in building this team should be recognized! Aug 2018
We were referred to Dr. Astruc on an emergency basis when my husband experienced a retinal tear, and could not have received a more positive experience. The staff was so accommodating, and Dr. Astruc was so thorough with his explanation of the problem, and what needed to be done to resolve it. He was able to perform emergency laser surgery immediately, and walked my husband through each step, keeping him calm and comfortable throughout the procedure, with his wonderfully patient, reassuring manner. We are very grateful to have found this exceptional surgeon, and highly recommend him and this practice. Al Kyriakides Jan 2017
Dr. Astruc was personable, kind, friendly, and professional. Sally H. Oct 2015
All parties were very professional. Dr. Astruc put me at ease. Prep staff very pleasant and efficient after care. Douglas W. Sep 2015
Extremely good care and Dr. Astruc is the best! Excellent experience. Anon. Nov 2014
I am very grateful to my surgeon Dr. Juan Astruc, the anesthesiologist, and all the staff of the clinic. They are very professional, very caring and specially friendly. I felt like they were my friends. Thank you very much. Anna L. Jul 2014
I was very satisfied with the entire process - Dr. Astruc has a great manner. Ellie P. Feb 2014

Awards

2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2020 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2020 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

Locations

Retina Institute of Virginia
8720 Stony Point Pkwy
Suite 105
Richmond
VA
23235
Phone: (804) 644-7478
Fax: (804) 644-8224

Videos

What is a retina surgeon?

What is a retina surgeon? What is a retina? What can happen to the retina? Dr. Astruc answers these questions in this medical minute.

Julie: Hi, I am Julie Bragg and I am here with Dr. Juan Astruc of the Retina Institute of Virginia. You are a retina surgeon, what does that really mean in layman’s terms? Dr. Astruc: Well, the retina is the back of the eye, similar to the film of a camera, and there are many conditions that can affect the retina and cause vision problems. Julie: What types of patients do you treat the most? Dr. Astruc: There are a lot of conditions that affect the retina. One of the main ones is diabetes. It can affect the retina in many different ways. Another big condition is macular degeneration that affects millions of patients across the country. Julie: What are some of the symptoms patients might see to know they need to get in to see their eye doctor? Dr. Astruc: Right, well, just general blurred vision that does not come and go, that is more permanent, any type of wavy vision where a straight line that should be straight turns crooked, or any new spots in their vision.