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Dr. Sanjay Sharma
Dr. Sanjay Sharma
Professor, Department of Epidemiology
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Tel: (613) 544-3400 x 2227
Fax: (613) 544-3041
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  • Fellowship:  Retina/Epidemiology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School (1998)
  • Fellowship: Retina, Wills Eye Hospital, Jefferson Medical College (1997)
  • Ophthalmology Residency:  Queen's University (1995)
  • Medical School:  Dalhousie University (1991)


Selected Publications

Xu K, Tzankova V, Li C, Sharma S. Intravenous fluorescein angiography-associated adverse reactions. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Oct;51(5):321-325. 

Mednick Z, Irrcher I, Hopman WM, Sharma S. Assessing a narrated white board animation as part of the consent process for intravenous fluorescein angiography: a randomized educational study. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec;51(6):471-475. 

Sharma S, Rullo J, Sharma NA. The future of medical education in ophthalmology. Can J Ophthalmol.2016 Jun;51(3):128-9.

Khan Z, Braich PS, Rahim K, Rayat JS, Xing L, Iqbal M, Mohamed K, Sharma S, Almeida D. Burden and Depression among Caregivers of Visually Impaired Patients in a Canadian Population. Adv Med.2016;2016:4683427.

Abouammoh MA, Abouammoh MA, Gale JS, Arevalo JF, Sharma S. A NOVEL TECHNIQUE FOR SECURING SCLEROTOMIES IN 20-GAUGE TRANSCONJUNCTIVAL PARS PLANA VITRECTOMY: Surgical Outcomes and Complications in 529 Consecutive Cases. Retina. 2016 May;36(5):974-80.

Yau GL, Campbell RJ, Li C, Sharma S. Peripapillary RNFL thickness in nonexudative versus chronically treated exudative age-related macular degeneration. Can J Ophthalmol. 2015 Oct;50(5):345-9.

Hurst J, Johnson D, Law C, Schweitzer K, Sharma S. Value of subjective visual reduction in patients with acute-onset floaters and/or flashes. Can J Ophthalmol. 2015 Aug;50(4):265-8.

Johnson D, Jagan L, Kurji A, Jumaa K, Sharma S. Emergency department visits after intravitreal bevacizumab and ranibizumab injections in diabetic patients. Can J Ophthalmol. 2014 Dec;49(6):e146-8.

Dorrepaal SJ, Gale J, El-Defrawy S, Sharma S. Resistance of ocular flora to gatifloxacin in patients undergoing intravitreal injections.
Can J Ophthalmol. 2014 Feb;49(1):66-71.

Abouammoh MA, Belliveau MJ, Almeida DR, Gale JS, Sharma S. Ranibizumab for idiopathic epiretinal membranes: A retrospective case series. Saudi J Ophthalmol. 2013 Apr;27(2):79-82.

Hollands H, Johnson D, Hollands S, Simel DL, Jinapriya D, Sharma S. Do findings on routine examination identify patients at risk for primary open-angle glaucoma? The rational clinical examination systematic review. JAMA. 2013 May 15;309(19):2035-42.

Johnson D, Sharma SOcular and systemic safety of bevacizumab and ranibizumab in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2013 May;24(3):205-12.

Sharma S, Johnson D, Abouammoh M, Hollands S, Brisette A. Rate of serious adverse effects in a series of bevacizumab and ranibizumab injections. Can J Ophthalmol (2012); 17(3):275-9.

Steedman M, Abouammoh M, Sharma S. Multimedia learning tools for teaching undergraduate ophthalmology: results of a randomized clinical study. Can J Ophthalmol (2012); 47(1): 66-71.

Schweitzer KD, Eneh AA, hurst J, Bona MD, Rahim KJ, Sharma S. Visual function analysis in acute posterior vitreous detachment. Can J Ophthalmol (2011); 46(3): 232-6.

Schweitzer KD, Eneh AA, Hurst J, Bona MD, Rahim K, Sharma S. Predicting retinal tears in posterior vitreous detachment. Can J Ophthalmol (2011); 46(6): 481-5.

Johnson D, Hollands H, Hollands S, Sharma S. Incidence and characteristics of acute intraocular inflammation after intravitreal injection of bevacizumab: a retrospective cohort study. Can J Ophthalmol (2010); 45(3): 239-42.

Johnson D, Hollands S, Hollands H, Schweitzer KD, Almeida DR, Sharma S. Quality of life amongst American vs. Canadian patients with retinal disease. Can J Ophthalmol (2010); 21(3): 227-32.

Hollands H, Johnson D, Brox AC, Almeida D, Simel DL, Sharma S.  Acute-onset floaters and flashes: is this patient at risk for retinal detachment? JAMA. 2009 Nov 25;302(20):2243-9.

Karanjia R, Eng KT, Gale J, Sharma S, ten Hove MW. Electrophysiological effects of intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab) in the treatment of exudative age-related macular edema. Br J Ophthalmol (2008); 92(9): 1248-52.

Almeida DR, Johnson D, Hollands H, Smallman D, Baxter S, Eng KT, Kratky V, ten Hove MW, Sharma S, El-Defrawy S. Effect of prophylactic nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs on cystoid macular edema assessed using optical coherence tomography quantification of total macular volume after cataract surgery. J Cataract Refract Surg (2008); 34(1): 64-9.

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Research Grants

Retina Foundation of Canada Senior Clinical Research Grant (2016): "Microbiome Diversity and Age-Related Macular Degeneration Risk".

CIHR Knowledge Translation Supplement (2011): The Importance of Getting the Flu Shot - Online Video KT

CIHR Knowledge Translation Supplement (2011): Optocase: Impact of Diabetic Retinopathy on Quality of Life and New Guidelines for Optometrists to Classify and Refer.

CIHR Knowledge Translation Supplement (2011): Managing Osteosrthritis without Surgery.

CIHR Knowledge Translation Supplement (2011): Properly Managing Concusssion - Online Video KT

CIHR Knowledge Translation Supplement (2011): Is Islet Transplant Right For You-Online Video KT?

CIHR Knowledge Translation Supplement (2010): Preventing Playground Injuries in Children - online Video KT.

CIHR Knowledge Translation Supplement (2010): Video KT of Acute Coronary Syndrome (Prodromal Symptoms and WEST Study.

CIHR Knowledge Translation Supplement (2010): Preventing Falls in the Elderly - Online Video KT.

CIHR Knowledge Translation Supplement (2010): Emerging Treatment for Chronic Pain - Online Video KT.

CIHR Knowledge Translation Supplement (2009): The Risk of Flomax on Cataract Surgery - Online Video KT.

CIHR Knowledge Translation Supplement (2009): If I had macular Degeneration - Online Video KT.