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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:

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

432 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

70 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Dr. Sharma and his fellows are top notch!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Dr Sharma, shared with us the latest info on diabetes eye care and enlightened us to many things about this. He was prompt and very professional.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Have been recommending Dr S Sharma

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Dr. Sharma was efficient, knowledgeable and attentive. He correctly diagnosed my problem and prescribed the right medication.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Staff is always friendly, polite and very professional. They are always helpful. Dr. Sharma is excellent and very knowledgable. He explains everything and is very efficient. I highlly recommend Summit Opthamology and all their Doctors and you Staff.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Great experience. Everyone involved, courteous and knowledgeable. Every Doctor should take instructions from Dr. Sharma; he's so respectful.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

I have the greatest doctor he has helped me so much. I can't believe the improvement in my eye sight.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

We came in for a second opinion but have decided to have Dr. Sharma as my husband's retina specialist

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr. Sharma and Staff were excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr. Sharma exceeds all of my expectations

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

I appreciate Dr. Sharma taking the time to let my main sarcoidosis doctor know about the outcomes of my visit. This approach is why I chose to seek treatment here and I am not disappointed.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Doctor and clinic staff are always very professional and caring!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Doctor repeated and made sure I understood directions of medication taking for my current condition very clearly.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Dr Sharma has an excellent and professional system and staff. It is a pleasure to work with him. I feel the care is very good.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Dr Sharma and staff provide information, explain tests and procedures and provide caring services. I am very comfortable and trusting with them.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

I would say that this is a "precision" care plan in practice. All who were involved in my treatment emulated Dr Sharma's professionalism. I have the highest regard for this doctor and staff. Thank you for providing excellent care givers.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Dr. Sharma is always thorough in his explanations. I appreciate his candor and recommendations

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Dr. Sharks is excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

First time visit with Dr Sharma and am very pleased and impressed

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr Sharma was patient in making sure I understood

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Doctor sharma was just fantastic I wish all physicians were they good good he was knowledgeable kind kind and made me understand exactly exactly what I have to do to take care of my eyes and the possibilities of outcomes from the surgery

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Simply put doctor sharmas fantastic

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

Dr. Sharma is the best! I'm so glad to have him as my doctor. I am forever grateful that he saved my sight. And I appreciate his kind, calm demeanor. I have total trust in the care he provides.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Excellent appointment given by Dr. Sharma.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

I would definitely recommend Dr. Sharma, actually I have.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Was grateful for the explanations of my condition provided by Dr. Sharma

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

This is a very great place and I love my doctor he has helped me tremendously

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Dr Sharma is the greatest doctor

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Dr Shamit is excellent

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Felt very comfortable with this doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Very positive experience. Dr Sharmas explains so well, is very kind.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr Sharmas is very good at all you asked.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Dr. Sumit Sharma is everything anyone anywhere could hope to have in a totally qualified highly professional detail oriented brilliant person. This most recent visit was marvelous, as always, and I wish him and the clinic nothing to nothing but the best thank you

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Excellent communication with dr and all caregivers

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr. Shamar seems to be a knowledgeable, very confident and able man. After all, I am trusting him with my eyes.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

I have already recommended The Cole Eye Center, more than once and Dr. Shamar, every chance I get.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

I was there most of the day for test and Dr. Appt. Everyone was wonderful !

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr Sharma is highly skilled, compassionate and confidence inspiring. I consider myself very fortunate to be his patient.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Dr. Sharma is THE very best, his care is superior!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr. Sharma is an excellent doctor. On June 1 when I first visited the clinic to have my cataracts checked, the staff recognized a severe health condition. My kidneys had shut down and I had no working thyroid. He sent me directly to the ED and documented the prescribed plan of action for the ED staff. Since then, I have been put on Dialysis and my health has improved greatly. I can't thank him enough for taking the extra care with me including documenting what needed done when I got to the ED. He is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr. Sharma and the CCF are the BEST.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Very good experience with this Dr. Sharma. Very personable and pleasant, I was also diagnosed incorrectly by another doctor not at the clinic and now know what the problem is. One of the best patient-doctor experiences I have had.

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

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 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 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.

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