In 2008, Mr Sharma was appointed to Worcestershire Acute Hospital NHS Trust as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon. He has established the complex glaucoma surgical service for the county of Worcestershire. Mr Sharma is interested in laser treatment for glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery including modern trabeculectomy with mitomycin-c.
Once he qualified as a medical doctor, he joined a three-year residency training programme in ophthalmology. He carried out his prospective randomised study on glaucoma surgery and on completion, was awarded the degree of MD in ophthalmology in 1994. He received training in Ophthalmology at Birmingham Eye Hospital, Oxford Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, where he held the post of Specialist Registrar and Senior Glaucoma Fellow.
His interest is in glaucoma investigations (disc imaging) and treatments including lasers, glaucoma surgery including modern trabeculectomy with adjunctive therapies and glaucoma drainage implant surgery. His research interests are in the quality of life in glaucoma, cataract surgery in complex glaucoma and modern glaucoma surgical techniques.
Mr Sharma published the world’s first paper on 5-FU in phacoemulsification to protect functioning glaucoma operation and has published more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers. He has been an active faculty member in various training workshops in glaucoma and regularly deliver invited lectures on these and other subjects at both home and abroad.