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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Hindi
Surgeon Yes
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 10/4/2021, Dr. Sharma has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Sharma receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • AbbVie, Inc.
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Genentech, Inc

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

396 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

59 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr. Sharma and the CCF are the BEST.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Love Dr Sharma

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Loved Dr. Sharma

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Talented doctor and trustworthy to help with MD

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr Sharma is amazing. His expertise with uveitis is unparalleled and he has literally saved our daughter's eyes. He is patient, kind and very thorough and I would recommend him to anyone!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

I am very happy with Dr. Sharma and the care he provides. I feel that he listens to me and addresses my concerns very well. He does a great job of explaining what the next steps are based on how my condition is progressing.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Dr. Sharma and his entire team are very thorough and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Dr. Sharma is brilliant, attentive and friendly.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Dr. Sharma was excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

very pleased with my Medical Appt & especiallywith personal Assistance in getting me preparedto see the Doctor! Overall experience was verygood.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr. Sharma, his assistants, and all the Cole Eye Institute staff I encountered were very helpful, professional, courteous, friendly, and caring. I am exceedingly happy with the tremendously successful efforts of Dr. Sharma and others to heal the macular hole in my left eye with surgery and their continuing efforts to assure my full recovery and to guard against further problemsfrom arising!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

I enjoy the doctor he seems current and up to date and listens well

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr. Shama and Dr. Zang are awesome.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

*Dr. Sharma is the best!!!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr Sharma is excellent as is Dr. Ellison and Dr, Talcott. My concern is that the West Akron Office ALWAYS run late....and by late I mean 40 minutes plus late. I do understand that appointments can be overly complicated and emergencies occur....but I have been going to this office for several years and I have never gotten in to my appointment on time.....always delayed at lest half an hour. I needed to see Dr. Talcott at the main campus.....and while I may have waited 10 minutes....almost always on time. Considering the volume in Cleveland I don't understand the difference in efficiency. I like all the physicians and technicians I have encountered.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. Sharma's for over two years and he has never been anything less than the perfect professional in all aspects of the role. He saved my vision and has provided me with excellent care.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

I like my doctor. he is to the point but is also very nice and friendly. no complaints at all there.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Dr Sharma took time to explain my current situation and and future treatment schedule which will cautiously save my good eye which requires injections.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Dr Sharma is a wonderful Doctor. He always reassures me about my compromised vision and gives me confidence that I can make it through this very frightening diagnosis

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr. was very knowledgeable. Was very courteous.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dr. Sharma and his team are the BEST.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Sharma is an asset to your organization.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

A very excellent Doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Always easy to schedule with Dr. Sharma.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr. Sharma is a caring and compassionate doctor. He not only answers my questions, but anticipates concerns based on his experience. I have the utmost trust and confidence in his care for me.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

I love Dr. Sharma; he's taken very good care of me. my only issue is the wait time, which is up to two hours most of the time, even when I'm the first of the day. one time, it was even longer. My time is as valuable as everyone else's, and I'd appreciate a more reasonable wait time.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

good very nice dr.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

I came to Cleveland clinic with vision loss. Dr Sharma as well as others addressed my health issue Head On!!! they explained everything very thoroughly never sugar coating. We always new the what if's. Dr Sharma and his staff have always showed nothing but the most utmost respect to myself and my family not only as a patient but as a person.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Could not ask for better care! *Dr. Sharma is an excellent physician. Great support staff.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Wonderful doctors. Great staff!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Am beginning test period for a drug study by Dr. Sharma. Every person I encountered at this appt. couldn't have been nicer!

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

I professionally treated very well by all of the staff. Doctor Sumit Sharma is a very kind man with great people skills.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr. Sharma is excellent and I would highly reccommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr. Sharma and his staff is always courteous even when they are busy.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

dr. Sharma and staff are excellent, courteous people!!!

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

dr. sharma has been excellent in providing care for my eyes. just excellent!!!

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021


Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

All is good, my visit was a routine check up. My Dr. was not concerned about my films. So I am not going to worry. I did notice when I got home and read the results, that I don't know if I missed something . But I will check with my other Dr. Dash in May for a clarification or definition of my film interpretation. This is totally me. not the physician

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

The quality of care and improvement of my vision is directly related to the care I have received from Dr. Sharma. The care is compassionate and respectful

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

I appreciate Dr Sharma coming to Akron for services. He is very understanding of my eye problems and answers all my questions. He is a concerning Doctor and I like him very much.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr. Sharma is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr. Sharma just superb with superior "bedside manners"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Dr. Sharma has been so understanding and kind, and I have gotten wonderful medical care from him and everyone at Cole Eye.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021


Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

I'm so glad that I've connected with Dr. Sharma and his team. I felt very well cared for and secure in their knowledge base.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

painless Doctor. seems very caring.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

ALL WENT SMOOTHLY. I had been scheduled with a wrong Dr for my issue and I could not believe he went over and beyond to reschedule me the same day with the correct physician.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

the doctor was great and all his assistants were wonderful. I just wis I saw more of him as less of the assistants.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Dr Sharma's office was very personable and professional in getting me an appointment that met my needs. Especially since it is a 5 hour drive to the clinic.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr Sharma is an outstanding caregiver, highly recommend using him

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Dr. Sumit Sharma is a wonderful physician, exceedingly thorough, explains things nicely, and a tremendous asset for the Cleveland Clinic. I am proud and pleased to have him helping me retain my eyesight! I need him to continue, of course.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Sharma is a Rock Star, awesome to talk with, excellent surgeon, and is always looking out for best for his patients. I had major surgery with Dr Sharma, never had a concern or issue through entire event. I recommend him 100% with any eye care issues

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Dr. Sharma and assistant were very professional and caring

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

All of the doctors are excellent. Very thorough & helpful. I have never had any negative issues with them. They are so helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Very good doctor

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Doctor Sherpa and his co workers were compassionate, concerned, listened to our concerns, took immediate steps to help

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Dr. Sharma is the best. Diagnosis and treatment clearly communicated. Along with expertise instills confidence in patient that following the best course of action and getting the best care.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Have recommended Dr Sumit Sharma to others. He explains what needs to be done clearly with encouragement of progress and need to inform him immediately of any changes.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Enough said. Thank you for taking care of us, your patients. My retinologist of choice is Dr. Sumit Sharma and Cleveland Clinic.

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