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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
London, United Kingdom

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI USA

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

Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD USA

Fellowship - Duke University Eye Center
Durham, NC 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 1/30/2023, 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:

  • Bausch and Lomb
  • AbbVie, Inc.
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Genentech, Inc
  • Roche (Hoffman-La Roche, Ltd.)
  • Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals, 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

143 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

51 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Surgery follow up - Dr Sharma very receptive to answering questions in a very thorough manner

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr. Sharma has always been so kind to me during a difficult time for me. I have recommended him to everyone I know!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr Sharma is absolutely the best!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

My provider always professional and shows great concern for his patient.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr Sharma is great! I'm so thankful he is my doctor! He answers all questions and genuinely cares!

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Dr. Sharma was superb - throughly discussed my treatments and actually validated his treatment outlines by citrine and showing actual research studies

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Always recommend Dr. Sharma to associates with retina issues

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

I was glad to learn that Dr. Sharma has another doctor coming to White Pond location so more appointments can be handled and more care is available at that location (I would have extreme difficulty getting to Cleveland location).

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

I have a efficient doctor

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Pleased with dr.Sharma/Cle.Clin

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Great doctor

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr. Sharma saved my eye sight.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

I have regular visits with Dr. Sharma. If he is overbooked the secretary immediately goes to him to correct the situation. Very accommodating to my needs always.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

I feel Dr Sharma has done miracles with my eyes !!!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Couldn't get any better care from my provider

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr sharma is excellent doctor with great knowledge

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Dr Sharma spent a lot of time with me and made me feel very confident that I will continually get the care I need

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Dr. Sharma is my favorite doctor ... Ever. I practically look forward to getting a shot in my eye. I am exceptionally curious about what doctors are doing with my body and he let's me look at my pictures and answers my questions. Love him

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Loved this doctor. Wish he could be mine always

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

I have no complaints with the clinic or with the doctor. Everything was great.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Dr Sharma was very professional and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Lucky and very happy to have had Dr Sharma referred to me for my eye care he is such a caring compassionate and informative Dr. And just want to add always looks very nice and professional

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Dr Sharma is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

Dr. Sharma is an amazing physician and displays none of the ego that many physicians do. He is honest and genuine with his patients, instilling the confidence a patient needs when dealing with problems as delicate as those concerning the eye. He is a definite asset to The Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

My doctor added me on to his schedule for the next day. I appreciated that!!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Dr. Sharma always answers all my questions and concerns. He explains all procedures and options.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Dr. Sharma is very thorough. He is very interested in my care, he answered all of my questions and concerns. He has a very pleasant personality. The nurse/assistant I had could take lessons on how to interact with people from Dr. Sharma.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

I always have a good experience with Dr shram

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

My original appointment was in July but had to be rescheduled because Dr. Sharma was unavailable. That was okay because it wasn't urgent.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Dr. Sharma has always taken time to fully answer all questions and explain next steps.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr. Sharma is a very nice doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Even though I was fearful Dr. Sharma guided me trough this two year adventure successfully

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Wonderful doctor and staff

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Very knowledgeable, professional and caring doctor

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Dr. Sharma and his fellow, and technician were very considerate of my condition.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

*Dr. Sharma and his staff are my favorite doctor/staff. Ever. They all make me feel relaxed, answer my questions and make me enjoy an experience - i.e. the doctor - I generally hate.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Dr. Sharma and the associates were excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr. Sharma was great w/Ron. He gave him a shot in eye and the man felt no pain afterwards. We have always been impressed w/this eye clinic and Dr. Sharma is very good.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

My first experience with Dr Sharma and it was a good one

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

They are very good and I have complete faith in my doctor

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

I really liked how Dr. Sharma was very straightforward about the risks and benefits of various treatments and about what the studies show, as well as the limitations of those studies. He admitted what was known and not known, which instantly established trust. Also, he was very open to what I had to say. We have some slight differences in what we think about how I manage my condition, but I came away feeling like I had the information I wanted and that there is a very good basis for an ongoing working relationship. I would recommend him to others, which is a huge compliment because I am very picky about doctors.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Dr. Sharma was rushed-very unlike our first appointment. That being said, I believe he is an excellent physician, and he is very thorough.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Had injections in eye, which was daunting in nature, Dr Sharma told me what to expect, went great, trust him completely.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

He is so kind to explain everything. He takes the time. This stuff may be everyday stuff for him, but it's all very new to me. Plus, it's my eyes and so scary. He's a calming force.

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Dr. Dharma is great. He listens, answers questions and makes sure you understand everything discussed before leaving the room.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr. Sharma & everyone in his service are outstanding.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr Sharma is very thorough and answered all my questions

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

I am very confident with the care I receive from Dr. Sharma.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

I thought I had a very good experience Dr. Sharma was very good at explaining things I just wish the outcome would've been a little different

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022


Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Dr Sharma if informative and kind

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