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 School - 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 School - 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 10/4/2017, 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

241 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

15 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

didn't know the doctor but he was easy to talk to, concerned about my needs and listened to my goals, great dr

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

I didn't call. We scheduled at my follow up appt 2 weeks prior. I also did NOT see Dr. Sharma this visit, his fellow did the laser procedure. but Dr. Sharma is awesome and I always recommend him and Cole eye clinic

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

*Dr. Sharma is an expert in his field (Uveitis) and I (and my daughter) trust him with her care completely. He is kind, caring and takes as much time as needed to explain medication, testing, procedures, etc.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2018

Dr Sharma told me he was going to keep me on the med he had prescribed on my prior visit, and if at some point, it no longer worked, he would have to resort to the injections. Not what I wanted to hear, but I'm glad he told me.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018

dr sharma is great. I fully trust him and his expertise

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2018

Dr Sharma is excellent

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2018

Dr. Sharma is the best. My Internal Med Dr. Fowler is superb.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2018

maybe it's a function of the malady, but I'm told there isn't anything to do but wait. I was hoping for some kind of intervention to accelerate resolution.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2017

Dr. Sharma has always been very thorough with his explanations and always responds when I message him. I don't call unless there is an emergency but I do message frequently and he always gets back to me. He is a very good communicator and took very good care of me from the start of this issue. from figuring out what it was (1st few months) to the ongoing treatment and coordination with the other specialists. He is very good I am lucky that ended up with him last November.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2017

Excellent experience. Very efficient, highly competent and thorough physician with superb bedside manners. Keep up the great work! Thank you.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2017

They took time, unlike most family doctors, they were truly concerned and answered any questions I might have.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2017

Coverage of options and treatment was complete ad understandable.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2017

Dr. Sharma is Heaven sent!!!! What an exceptional physician & I am so glad to be placed in his care. They don't come any better. Outstanding doctor & human, we are blessed to have him. I am grateful to him for my eyesight. Mary Tallon

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