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Dr. Sharma is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and neuro-ophthalmologist with an interest in cataract


Dr. Sharma is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and neuro-ophthalmologist with an interest in cataract
surgery. Dr. Sharma received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine from the University of
Western Ontario. He then completed a residency in Ophthalmology at Ottawa University. During his
residency, he completed a Master of Public Health focusing on Clinical Epidemiology at the TH Chan
School of Public Health at Harvard University. He completed his Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship at
Emory University.

Dr. Sharma is accepting referrals for a wide variety of general ophthalmic and neuro-ophthalmic
conditions, and offers medical, laser, and/or surgical treatments to his patients. He has a keen interest in
medical education and mentorship and has been recognized on several occasions for his dedication to
teaching. He is a frequent contributor to the Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library (NOVEL).
He serves on the NOVEL and the Young Neuro-Ophthalmologists (YONO) committees for the North
American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS).

Dr. Sharma is an enthusiastic researcher with an interest in acute retinal ischemia, idiopathic intracranial
hypertension and the prognostic value of pupillary responses in intensive care settings. He has received
several research awards and has presented at numerous national and international meetings.



Fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology
Emory Eye Center, Emory University
Supervisors: Drs. V. Biousse and N.J. Newman


Residency in Ophthalmology
The Ottawa Eye Institute, The University of Ottawa


Masters of Public Health – Clinical Epidemiology
T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University


Doctor of Medicine Program
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
The University of Western Ontario


2020 Best Fellow-in-Training Abstract – North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
2019 Nominee, Best Resident Abstract – NANOS
2018 First Prize, Annual Research Day – Ottawa Eye Institute
2017 First Prize, Annual Research Day – Ottawa Eye Institute
2017 Top Nominee, Resident Physician Educator Award – The Ottawa Hospital
2016 Resident Teacher of the Year – Ottawa Eye Institute
2016 MPH (Clinical Epidemiology) Scholarship, Harvard University


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Prism Eye Institute has taken the greatest measures and we have incorporated the highest standards to ensure you, your loved ones and our team members are safe while in our clinics. We have invested heavily in our teams, our technologies and our equipment to ensure we have implemented all available resources for reducing the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

What are we doing?

All patients and staff are screened prior to entry to our clinics. This means everyone’s temperature is taken and questions to help identify any risks will be asked. All visitors and their supports personnel must wear properly fitting face masks prior to entering any of our clinics and the buildings they are in.

All of our staff wear face masks, and some will have added protection of face shields, gowns and gloves depending on the level of contact they have with our patients. Our waiting rooms have been modified to observe social distancing and our clinic flow has been adjusted to ensure social distancing is adhered to through the whole patient journey from check-in to check-out and everything in between. All of our equipment, chairs and exam lanes are cleaned with disinfectants between each patient; and each night our clinics go through a more stringent level of sanitation practices to mitigate any surface contamination.

Investments in technology have allowed us to reduce staff onsite while having them work from home. We’ve made advancements in our services so that many appointments can be done through virtual care, further reducing the number of patients needing to come into clinic.

Lastly, we have systems in place to ensure we are up to date on the latest health developments in all the regions we operate in. Based on these developments we respond quickly to make any necessary adjustments to maintain the highest level of safety for you, for us and our communities.