About Dr. Sanjay Sharma and his Clinics
Dr. Sanjay Sharma has been working as an ophthalmologist and retina specialist at the Hotel Dieu Hospital
in Kingston Ontario for over 12 years. He has diagnosed and treated tens of thousands of patients with eye conditions at his clinic and is recognized as
an international expert in macular disease.
In 2007 eye injections using new medicines were proven to have remarkable benefits in patients with wet macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and
other retinal conditions.
To achieve these benefits, frequent eye injections called intravitreal injections are often required. Through our work with thousands of patients at
Hotel Dieu Hospital we realized that one of the barriers to quality health care was easy access to a clinic where these procedures can be provided.
In so many cases, patients must take a good portion of a day off to drive to a clinic and receive an intravitreal injection. As well, their caregivers
must do the same which can often be hard on an ongoing basis.
To address these issues Dr. Sharma opened his first part-time intravitreal injection clinic in Belleville in 2011. The overwhelmingly positive feedback lead
him to open a number of locations, including those in Brockville, Smiths Falls and Port Hope.
Dr Sharma always does the first assessment of patients at his clinic in the Hotel Dieu Hospital, but now he is able to provide intravitreal injections at
any one of his four locations.
Dr. Sharma has trained other eye surgeons from across Canada and other countries how to diagnose and treat retinal diseases. In our clinics you will be
interacting with some of the best and brightest young medical minds in the country as Dr. Sharma teaches medical students, residents (medical doctors who
are training for another 5 years to become eye surgeons) and fellows (qualified eye surgeons who are performing an extra 1-3 years of training to become
an retina specialist) how to diagnose and treat common, complex and rare retinal diseases.
Dr. Sanjay Sharma
Dr. Sharma is an ophthalmologist and retina specialist. He is also a Professor of Ophthalmology and Epidemiology at Queen's University.
He is the author of over 200 scientific articles that appear in the peer-reviewed literature and 3 books including the American Medical
Association Press's Evidence-Based to Value-Based Medicine.
Dr. Sharma, who has received over $1 million in research grants to study macular diseases has received awards from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research,
the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Designated as a person of Extra-ordinary ability by the US Department of
Homeland Security, Dr. Sharma has performed over 25,000 retina procedures and completed his medical training at Harvard University.