Consultant ophthalmic surgeon
Mr Sharma qualified from St. Thomas’ Hospital, University of London and trained as a physician and ophthalmologist. He received higher specialist training in Birmingham, St. Thomas’ Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. After spending 2 years in a surgical retinal fellowship and 1 year in medical retina and uveitis he has been working as a consultant at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre for the last 16 years.
His special interests include general ophthalmology, cataract, diseases of the retina and vitreous, diabetic eye disease, retinal detachments and macular disorders (wet AMD, puckers and macular holes). He receives referrals for complex cataracts, ocular trauma and lens implant problems (decentred/dislocated implants) as well as more routine cataract cases.
He is actively involved in developing new approaches to complex retinal problems particularly in children and has published widely on these in peer-reviewed journals. He is involved in teaching and gives lectures around the country on this topic.
He is actively involved in developing digital record keeping and was the Clinical Informatics Lead at City and Sandwell Hospitals as they transitioned from paper-based records to completely paperless with full electronic patient records. He is still involved with upgrading the ophthalmic digital record at the Eye Centre.
Mr Sharma is also a medical expert witness and publishes reports and statements for the Court in personal injury and negligence cases.
Based on this wealth of experience Mr Sharma is keen to bring high quality, specialist level ophthalmic care directly to patients who will benefit from it as well as provide an expert opinion on more complex cases. This is the motivation behind working in Birmingham Newmedica.