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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 8/16/2020, 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:

  • Alimera Sciences, Inc.
  • Genentech, Inc
  • Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Regeneron 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

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

53 Patient Comments

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 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.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr Sharma has a wonderful bed side manner and I feel completely comfortable with his care to my eye

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Doctor sharma is great! He Had a answer to a question that I've been asking for years. Which was awesome! He also save my eyesight when I developed a macular hole in my right eye!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr. Sharma is awesome! I feel confidence in his actions and care so that my vision remains stable.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

dr Sharma has been amazing the past 2-3 years. my vision is best it's been in years.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

dr. Sharma, is an excellent doctor, and the doctor we have been searching for!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Excellent physician. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Sharma is so good that he is often booked up, especially in the Akron office.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr Sharma is the best

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Dr. Sharma is very thorough and always takes time to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr. Sharma is my hero. He was wonderful before and during surgery, and he and his staff have been consistently exceptional throughout this long ordeal. I have complete confidence in him and feel very, very lucky to have such a competent and compassionate surgeon. I know those two things don't always go together. I feel very good knowing that if any additional issues arise, he will be there to help. I couldn't be more pleased with the care I received.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Cole eye clinic is great. Everyone is wonderful. The young lady who met me was so nice. Her name was Seneca. Dr Sharma & his staff are the best!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Sharma is one of the best doctors I have seen at the Clinic over 30 years. He is always patient, informative and pleasant.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr Sharma always provides excellent care

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

I cant say enough about the excellent care and services provided by the Clinic and Dr. Sharma.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Sharma is top notch

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

I feel *Dr. Sharma is very skilled and capable.

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