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 10/2/2019, 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:

  • Genentech, Inc
  • 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

213 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

49 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Except for the excessive wait time, I am very satisfied with Dr. Sharma's care. when I had an emergency, he saw me the next morning, and I received a very thorough exam.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

very happy with dr Sharma

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Excellent doctor. very courteous and efficient. He explains procedures and conditions in a way that is easy to understand and I would definitely recommended him to anyone .

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Excellent physician. would recommend Dr. Sharma to anyone .

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Dr. Sharma is a kind and caring person. He really wants to help in any way he can.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

One of the finest physician visits I have experienced at CCF. Patient, kind, clearly skilled and left me feeling confident in my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Dr. Sharma's office and staff were very efficient.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

I was VERY pleased with Dr. Sharma's explanation of my problem and his diagnosis to help remedy it in a new way of treatment. My vision has improved slightly.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Dr. Sumit Sharma is among the finest ophthalmologists I have met to date.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

I am grateful for Dr. Sharma.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

great Doctor

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr. Sharma had an excellent bedside manner and explained everything and took his time with me and is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

I have a great affection for Dr Sharma. He is trying his best to save my vision and is always e genuinely concerned. I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE!!!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Sharma is a miracle worker in my opinion. I was afraid that I was going to lose the vision in my left eye and I retained a good portion of the vision.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Sharma is an outstanding Dr. Dr. Sharma is an outstanding physician. He is respectful, considerate Patient and knowledgeable When my husband died he was so considerate. He did not treat me as another number.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Sharma makes great eye contact and treats me with deserved respect. He answered all of my questions with with kindness

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Nice Doctor and Staff

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Dr. Sharma is a caring, competent professional. His manner is kind and gentle and he makes you feel very comfortable. I am so grateful to be cared for by Dr. Sharma.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

I would recommend Dr. Sharma without reservation.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Everyone in the office is friendly, respectful, and knowledgable. Dr. Sharma has an excellent repoire with his patients and goes beyond expectations to help you.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr. Sharma was very kind, considerate, friendly, and patient. He greeted me with a warm smile. He answered my questions and listened to my concerns. Another doctor saw me before Dr. Sharma. His first name was Jordan. He, too, displayed the same qualities as Dr. Sharma.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Dr. Sharma was excellent in all areas!!!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

very good follow up appointment dr sharma is a very caring doctor

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

At the end of the exam the doctor seemed to be wondering why he was seeing me and frankly so was I.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Dr Sharma and the entire staff that I encountered at Cole Eye are superior care providers! I am very pleased with all of my experiences there.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr. Sharma is wonderful.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

I have the utmost respect for Dr. Sharma: kind, caring, compassionate, competent, thorough, simply the BEST! I have made several referrals to him, and he has provided the same level of care. He deserves an award. :)

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

doctor Sharma's care was excellent!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Dr. Sharma is a kind, caring professional. He is thorough and exact in his explanations and treatment.

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.

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