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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
  • Lens-sparing Vitrectomy
  • Macular Degeneration Evaluations
  • Management of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
  • Microincision Vitrectomy Surgery
  • New Experimental Treatment Technologies
  • Noninvasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Outpatient Consultation for Diseases of the Retina
  • Pars Plana Vitrectomy
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Scleral Buckle
  • Surgical and Medical Treatment of the Retina
  • Sutureless (Small Gauge) Retinal Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
View all 21 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Behcet's Disease
  • Choroiditis
  • Cystoid Macular Edema
  • Diabetes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Inflammations
  • Infectious Diseases of the Retina
  • Lens Dislocation
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Ocular Sarcoidosis
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis
  • Susac's Syndrome
  • Traumatic Retinal Detachment
  • Tuberculosis
  • Uveitis
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitritis
  • Vogt Koyanagi Harada Syndrome
View all 23 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 1/4/2024, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Roche (Hoffman-La Roche, Ltd.)
  • Iveric bio, Inc.
  • Ripple Therapeutics Corporation
  • Bausch and Lomb
  • Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Regeneron 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

446 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

68 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Excellent care by Dr. Sharma

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Have never had a problem with Cole Eye or Dr Sharma from my 1st appt. To the present.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

I see Dr Sharma and he is amazing.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

I appreciate the professionalism of techs assistants and physicians at the Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr. Sharma was very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Sharma is very kind.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Sharma took extra care to finish treatment quickly so that I did not miss my transportation. I really appreciated that.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr. Sharma is a top professional.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr. Sharma is an excellent doctor. Knowledgeable and excellent with his patients

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Dr. Sharma has provided attentive quality health care with addressing my health issue. I am appreciative of him and his staff.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

I have the utmost trust and respect for this doctor

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Very good service I am very satisfactory with Dr. Sahrma

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr Sharma is excellent. He listens, he explains well, he includes you in the plan and answers all questions patiently even though he is very busy.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

I moved to Olmstead township, but I was very appreciative of Dr Sharma's service.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr. Sharma is excellent

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr Sharma saw me on an emergency when I was losing my vision. Thank you for being the only doctor that can diagnose and treat my rare condition VKH Disease.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

I love Dr. Sharma. You ask every time I see him and I doubt that this will change. He is full of life, answer my questions, and makes me feel safe.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr Sharma is great

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Doctor sharma staff always kind helpful always explain any issues

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr Sharma is absolutely amazing. He answers all our questions and we are extremely happy with the care we receive.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Sharma was very helpful when he realized I needed to have emergency surgery he made it happen

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr sharma and staff are excellant.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr Sharma and Resident Doctor were great

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr sharma was great

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Very thorough..i am at ease about my eye issue! Dr Mihalijvik director placed a cow valve in my mom s heart area n she is still ticking at 98 yrs old..Jeanette Chimenti Erie PA :)

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr Sharma and entire staff was wonderful. Eye healing well. Thank you Dr Sharma and nice staff!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Sharma us excellent as not only my Dr. But is very knowledgeable and kind.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

See previous comment. Will see Dr. Sharma in 6 months. Thanks for the good experience.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Best doctors, staff and facility I have ever been to. Hands down THE BEST!!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

I have never had a doctor like Dr. Sharma. Absolutely AMAZING!! Took his time to answer my questions and explain everything I needed to know that no other physician has been able to do for a year.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Sharma was excellent. He explained things very well and made sure I had a chance to ask any questions throughout the appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

I think Dr. Sharma is great. He explains everything fully! He answers all my questions. He always ask what questions do you have for me? He genuinely cares! Yes I would recommend him to everyone!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Sharma is a awesome doctor. He is very thorough thorough, kind, and patient.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

I would most definitely, recommend Dr Dr. Sharma to everyone.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Excellent Doctor and staff

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Sharma and his entire team is very courteous and respectful. Dr. Sharma always address my concerns and questions. He definitely includes me in decisions about my care and all treatment options. Dr. Sharma is extremely caring and compassionate. I have and will continue to highly recommend Dr. Sharma to my family, friends, and colleagues.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

I love Dr. Sharma! I feel he listens to me and takes my questions and concerns seriously. He consults with my other doctors as needed (rheumatologist, other ophthalmologists) to make sure I'm getting the proper care and everyone is on the same page. I'm lucky to have a specialist, particularly him, so close!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Appreciated that Dr. Sharma answered my wife's questions.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Sharma is always quick, through, friendly and caring. He exudes great empathy for his patients.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Doctors and staff are always very professional, helpful, knowledgeable and courteous.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

I have already recommended Dr. Sharma to my friends and family. I appreciate the discussions we have about my care.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

I have never had any issues with Summit Ophthalmology. The office girls & doctors are always courteous & professional.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Sharma is extremely caring & always personable. He explains everything I worry about regarding my tests and even gave me the option of following up in six months or in a year since nothing was changed in three years. Really put my mind at ease. So great.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

All my doctors are connected with Cleveland Clinic except one who had been a referral. I have always felt I was in the best hands & receive the best care possible with the latest technology.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Always a good experience with the Doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr S. Sharma is very knowledgeable about my eye condition and talks to me about my condition in ways I can understand. I feel he really cares about my health.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr Sharma is absolutely amazing.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

He has done miracles with my eyes I could hardly see out of my left eye now I see great. I tell everyone what a great doctor he is. Everyone is so nice and treats me with the greatest care.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr Sharma guided me in saving my eyes

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

I adore Dr. SHARMA. My favorite doc ever. Answers all my questions without acting the least bit irritated, shows me the pictures of my eye, talks sports, tells me about his kids, just makes me feel safe and welcomed. More like a real doc than a mechanic

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Excellent DoctorA+A+

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr. Sharma is fantastic. Very thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr Sharma was very caring and thoughtful about treatment options.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. Sharma has always been so helpful with any questions I may have. He takes as much time as I need for my questions. Never rushing. He's all around awesome!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Excellent. Dr. Sharma is well spoken, has excellent bedside manners and is extremely knowledgeable in his field and works in collaboration with my rheumatologist so I can have the best care available. Give him a raise

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr Sharma took a lot of time to explain my condition and what to expect

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Sharma has no peers. He's the best!!

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Everyone was efficient and kind.Dr.Sharma was reassuring that it was ok to have an emergency appointment.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr. Sharma is aces. I feel lucky to have gotten him as my specialist.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Dr.Sharma is a very good doctor and knows how to explain things so you understand. And is very knowledgeable in his profession.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Dr Sharma provides excellent care and explained the procedure thoroughly.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Sharma Seems exceptionally knowledgeable!!I have been with him about 4 years.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr. Sharma and his nurse were very patient with my questions, very attentive, and made me feel very at ease explaining the plans for my issue and care..

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

I feel very fortunate to have had Dr. Sharma as my doctor/surgeon

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr. Sharma was very competent and caring in discussing my concerns regarding my vision. He shared his findings with me in a way I could understand and explained the risks going forward. I would highly recommend Dr. Sharma to anyone needing a retina specialist.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Sharma is an excellent practitioner and a kind individual. This visit he followed up on a new problem and referred me to another specialist right away. I felt very comfortable with the referral's competence.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Dr.Sharma is a very good professional. Explains and answers when asked. Patient.Thank you

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023


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