Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Hindi
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Drug Trials
  • Clinical Trials
  • Epiretinal Membrane Surgery
  • Intravitreal Injections For Retinal Disease
  • Laser For Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Laser Retinal Surgery
  • Laser Treatment Of Retinal Disease
  • Lens-sparing Vitrectomy
  • Macular Degeneration Evaluations
  • Management Of Age Related Macular Degeneration (Amd)
  • Microincision Vitrectomy Surgery
  • New Experimental Treatment Technologies
  • Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Outpatient Consultation For Diseases Of The Retina
  • Pars Plana Vitrectomy
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Scleral Buckle
  • Surgical And Medical Treatment Of The Retina
  • Sutureless (Small Gauge) Retinal Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
View all 22 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Behcet's Disease
  • Choroiditis
  • Cystoid Macular Edema
  • Diabetes
  • Diseases of the Retina
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Inflammations
  • Infectious & Inflamatory Diseases of the Retina
  • Infectious Diseases of the Retina
  • Lens Dislocation
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Ocular Inflammatory Diseases
  • Ocular Sarcoidosis
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis
  • Susac's Syndrome
  • Traumatic Retinal Detachment
  • Tuberculosis
  • Uveitis
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitritis
  • Vogt Koyanagi Harada Syndrome
View all 25 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Moorfields Eye Hospital

Fellowship - Duke University Hospital
Vitreoretinal Diseases & Surgery
Durham, NC USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD USA

Fellowship - Duke University Eye Center
Durham, NC USA

Medical Education - Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Ophthalmology

Awards & Honors

  • Ronald G. Michels Award
  • Heed Award
  • Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology Travel Grant
  • Cole Eye Resident Research Award
  • Cleveland Clinic Research Grant
  • Cleveland Clinic International Education Grant
  • Howard Hughes Research Fellow
Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 9/27/2018, Dr. Sharma has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

273 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

my appt was urgent and the dr and his staff shared my same urgency! they were caring, very helpful and extremely respectful!!

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

dr Sharna was not condescending, he made sure I was as comfortable as possible and explained everything thoroughly

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

dr Sharma is excellent !!!! what a great dr !!!! because of his great knoldge of my problem he saved my eyesight as much as possible Thank you Dr Sharma

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr Sharma is Excellent!!!

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Very professional team, never have to wait long, all are courteous and efficient. Dr. Sharma has helped me immensely. I would recommend him to anyone needing eye care.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr. Sharma is very professional, obviously loves his work. I am pleased with his diagnosis and treatment. I feel very confident that he is an expert in his field and has my best interest at heart.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Dr Sharma is very thorough just like my other eyecare specialist.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

best service ever. i have been a patient for almost 2 years. he is a fantastic doctor and person.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

dr Sharma is very caring and has does understand the importance of his work

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

I have recommended your office for excellent care. Really love Dr Sharma

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr Sumit Sharma is excellent. Superlatives for this very fine doctor and his team.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr Sharma is a caring, compassionate Dr. I appreciate how he treats me as a patient

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Wonderful doctor....couldn't be more pleased with his care.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

excellent visit. alll questions answered. Dr. Sharma is extremely knowledgeable about my condition.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr. Sharma takes time to make sure I understand everything being done. My surgery results are even better than expected, I feel it is due to his experience and talent. I'm very pleased.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

Dr. Sharma is a highly intelligent provider with an exceptional bedside manner whom seems to care about his patients as human beings. Too often you do not see all of those qualities in one doctor. I would definitely recommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Sharma and his Nurse are very professional and. caring.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

Doctor sharma and his staff were very supportive knowledgeable and thoughtful of my thoughts and feelings

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

Dr. Sharma was excellent in his approach, answering my questions, and handling my fears. Extremely good doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Dr Sharma took the time to explain in making sure I understand what I was looking at in my images that were taken that morning. He is attentive in assuring he answered all my questions. Very professional in his care of his patients!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

dr Sharma is great

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

dr. Sharma is amazing and I've already referred him to several friends and family. he always shows care and concern as well as his staff doing the same. He is a valuable asset to the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018

dr sharma bedside manner was rude. He seemed argumentative and only racing in and out of room quickly . He made me feel like i was an inconvenience . He did not listen. It was too bad because reading about his efucational background I actually was excited and feeling privileged to see him , However he did not have a good bedside manner and was not carefully looking at what I needed in my emergency . If I was not proactive in my treatment in the little bit of time I had I could have lost my vision.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

All aspects of care with Dr. Sharma and all support staff is exceptional. No one acts like its a job - they really care.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

Dr Sharma is excellent in his field - I take my daughter to him for uveitis and he has her health as his utmost priority.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

Dr. Sharma has a very professional and pleasant personality. I have a great deal of respect for his knowledge and care.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

just to clarify. I was seen within 15 minutes of my appt time...but I do not see the provider until the end of appt. I do tests etc first. so wait time up and down stairs was acceptable. Dr. Sharma came in when he should have with little to no wait for him. He needs the testing done first so he can do a thorough exam

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

I love Dr. Sharma he is very good at explaining. he is patient and aware of my conditions needs. He remembers that I find it very reassuring to literally hear the words that my good eye is still unaffected and he always, at every appt, makes a point to actually say the words that that eye is fine. That is very kind of him, I know that he would tell me if it was being affected but he goes the extra mile to say its fine and that is very reassuring and kind of him

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

to add more to my confidence in this particular provider. I have recommended him several times over the course of my treatment to friends and family. There is even a friend willing to travel from Maryland specifically for Dr. Sharma so they can get his advice.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

My appointment was to get a second opinion and guidance on a medical condition. I did not ask for a specific doctor. I was very satisfied with my meeting with Dr. Sharma. He allayed my fears by explaining clearly what I should expect going forward. My only comment on the clinic itself would be self parking which was difficult for me to find.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

I waited 3 hours to spend roughly 5 minutes with the physician

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

Dr. Sharma is an excellent doctor. He has helped me when I was having issues other than my eyes. He is very caring and very very good at what he does.I have a lot of confidence in him and how he is treating my uveitis .

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

I was frustrated with the long wait for Dr. Sharma. I arrived at 1p for 1:30 appt. Almost immediately was taken to room by nurse for background info. Sent for imaging - went fine. Back to Dr. Sharma waiting area by 1:45p. 2:15 to exam room for exam by colleague of Dr. Sharma and student. Finished by 2:45p. Told to wait for Dr. Sharma. 3:30p asked receptionist when Dr. Sharma would be seeing me. He finally came, spent ten minutes with me. Suggested I make another appt with him in 6 mo. His colleague and student spent considerably time with me and answered questions. Dr. Sharma was clear and informative, short, to the point. I do not understand why I waited so long to see him when he gave me no new information. I could have just had this appt with the colleague and student.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

I only waited a couple minutes for the Doctor. I thought that was very good.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

always rec'd good interactions with dr and staff. I had misunderstanding about something said during one visit called and dr returned my call within 24-48 hrs, which surprised me and answered my questions and cleared my confusion. very pleased with this due to previous dr wasn't willing or able to speak to their patient on the phone to clear up misunderstandings or questions of patients.0

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