Research

During last decade Dr. Sharma, has worked in diverse clinical settings and has been involved in clinical research at various national institutions. His area of research range from corneal research for implementation of single segment Intacs for Keratoconus especially the comparison with double segment technique. He also evaluated relative flattening induced by corneal cross-linking in patients with post-LASIK ectasia and higher order aberrations thresholds in conventional LASIK compared with custom corneal LASIK.

His time at Johns Hopkins he was involved in research including techinques of Adjustable Eye Muscle Surgery and it’s relative benefits in pediatric patients. Recently he has been involved in study of Fabry disease focusing on retinal manifestations along with evaluation of various new diagnostic devices in Retinal Imaging.

Interests

  • Retinal manifestations of Fabry disease
  • Advances in Retinal Imaging
  • Adjustable Sutures in Strabismus Surgery
  • Single Segment Intacs for Keratoconus
  • Corneal Cross Linking with Riboflavin
  • Custom Cornea LASIK surgery

Mentors and Colleagues

Mohamad Jaafar, MD

Mohamad Jaafar, MD

Teacher

CNMC
David L. Guyton, MD

David L. Guyton, MD

Mentor

Hopkins
George W Veliky, O.D.

George W Veliky, O.D.

Residency Coordinator

OMNI
Pinakin Gunvant Davey, PhD OD

Pinakin Gunvant Davey, PhD OD

Colleague

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 Robert L. Gordon, OD, FAAO, DPNAP

Robert L. Gordon, OD, FAAO, DPNAP

Dean

WUCO

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Research Projects

  • Fabry Disease

    Fabry Disease

    Retinal Changes in Fabry disease

    Ophthalmological manifestations are common in Fabry disease and result from the progressive deposition of glycosphingolipids in various ocular structures. The most specific ocular manifestations of Fabry disease are conjunctival vascular abnormalities, corneal opacities (cornea verticillata), lens opacities and retinal vascular abnormalities. It is usually believed that theydo not cause significant visual impairment or other ocular symptoms, but can nevertheless be important because they can act as markers of the disease, with diagnostic and prognostic implications.

    Dr. Davey is working on findings the effects of the disease on higher visual functions and we are also analyzing the retinal changes in Fabry Disease with use of modern diagnostic methods.

  • Blepharitis Treatment

    Blepharitis Treatment

    Treatment Trial investigating benefits of newer treatment options.

    It is very common to have an eye condition that manifest as red, itchy, swollen, crusty eyelids. These symptoms may be a sign of a serious eyelid and eyelash condition. These conditions, such as blepharitis and meibomitis, may develop from a bacterial infection on your eyelids. Novabay had developed product names Avenova that works by keeping your eyelids and eyelashes clean and free from debris and microorganisms. We are in process of getting staring a trial to scientifically prove benefits as described by the company.

  • TopCon OCT

    TopCon OCT

    TopCon combined camera and OCT

    Topcon is in process of FDA approval of their new camera-OCT combination machine. This product has been available in Europe for sometime now and is in process of coming to US. We are working here at WesternU to start trial gathering data for introduction of this exciting new product.

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