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Professional Statement

  • *Please be advised, Dr. Horta-Santini does not script or fit contact lenses.
  • Dr. Juan Horta-Santini is a qualified and accomplished ophthalmologist caring for the New York, NY community. Dr. Horta-Santini attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree, and also completed his residency in ophthalmology. He then finished his fellowships in glaucoma at Tufts University. He completed his internships at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.
  • Dr. Horta-Santini is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is an active member of the Bronx County Medical Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, and the Sociedad Puertorrriqueña de Oftalmología.
  • Dr. Horta-Santini is committed to helping his patients enjoy a healthier lifestyle. He works with each one to discuss ways they can make better choices for their health.


  • Medical School - Universidad de Puerto Rico
  • Universidad de Puerto Rico, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Washington University, St. Louis (Bachelor’s)
  • Tufts University, New England Eye Center, Fellowship in Glaucoma
  • Tufts University, Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, Fellowship in Glaucoma
  • Universidad de Puerto Rico, Adult’s University Hospital (Internship)
  • Universidad de Puerto Rico, University Pediatric Hospital (Internship)
  • Universidad de Puerto Rico (Internship)

Awards and Publications

  • Horta-Santini JM, Vergara C et al. Strabismus at the Puerto Rico Medical Center: A Brief Report. Puerto Rico Health Science Journal. Dec 2011; 30(4):203-5.
  • Horta J, Garcia J, Diaz S. Scytalidium keratitis: A case report. Puerto Rico Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico. May 2010.
  • Horta J, Emanuelli A, Lopez V, Rivera L. Cylindrocarpon Sclero-keratitis: The case of the vegetable grower. Puerto Rico Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting. Fajardo, Puerto Rico. May 2009.
  • Horta J, Vergara C, Izquierdo N. Strabismus at the Puerto Rico Medical Center.XVIII Congresso de Cegeira e Rebilitacao Visual. Florianopolis, Brazil. September 2008.
  • Participated in the clinic by taking history, and performing physical examinations.Treatment plans were discussed with the faculty.

Professional Memberships

  • Bronx County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology
  • Sociedad Puertorrriqueña de Oftalmología

Language Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish