Mr Vinod Sharma

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon working at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. In my practice I see and treat both adults and children with eye diseases. I have a special interest in strabismus (squint/misalignment of eyes) and Paediatric Ophthalmology.

My Work

The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is one of the largest Eye Hospitals in Europe offering world class, state of the art facilities and equipment for diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. It also has the support of leading Genetic and Paediatric departments in the form of St Mary's and Royal Manchester Children's Hospital which are next door!

In my NHS practice I deliver secondary and tertiary level care for children with all sorts of eye problems and also conduct adult cataract surgery lists. I have a limited private practice for patients who are not eligible for NHS care or those who want to avail options outside the national service. I consult at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital Private Patient Centre ensuring all my private patients can benefit from the unparalleled facilities and equipment offered by the Royal Eye Hospital as opposed to the other private setups.

On this website you will find useful links to information on common childhood eye conditions which I will be constantly updating. Please do leave feedback on your experience and for any information you think should be added to benefit other patients.


MBBS, MS(Ophthalmology), DipNB, FRCS (Edin)
MRCOphth, FRCOphth

Special Interest

Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Adult General Ophthalmology


Mr Sharma is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He has a special interest in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. He graduated from the University of Rajasthan in 1994 and did postgraduate training in India and then higher specialist training in England under the north west deanery. He has done fellowships in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus from Sankara Nethralaya, a leading eye institute in SE Asia and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

In addition to general ophthalmology services his areas of specialism are cataract and strabismus surgery in children. He also screens and treats premature infants with Retinopathy of prematurity. Mr Sharma provides consultations on a wide variety of childhood eye disorders. He undertakes surgical correction of strabismus (squint) with fixed and adjustable sutures and performs botulinum toxin injections to the extraocular muscles for investigating and correcting childhood strabismus (squint). He performs cataract surgery in children with implantation of intraocular lenses.

Having over 20 years of experience in general ophthalmology, he provides consultations for adults with general eye problems and performs small incision cataract surgery and laser procedures for glaucoma, diabetes and capsular opacification. He is active in teaching medical students, optometry students ophthalmic trainees and fellows in his NHS job and has presented in regional, national and international meetings.

Contact Details

You may contact my team to discuss options for your eye care.

Telephone: 07709841422


  • Eva Lenassi, Jill Clayton-Smith, Sofia Douzgou, Simon C. Ramsden, Stuart Ingram, Georgina Hall, Claire L. Hardcastle, Tracy A. Fletcher, Rachel L. Taylor, Jamie M. Ellingford, William D. Newman, Cecilia Fenerty, Vinod Sharma, I. Chris Lloyd, Susmito Biswas, Jane L. Ashworth, Graeme C. Black, Panagiotis I. Sergouniotis. Clinical utility of genetic testing in 201 preschool children with inherited eye disorders. Genet Med. 2020; 22(4): 745–751
  • Fiona Mason; Vinod Sharma; Sajjad Mahmood; Habiba Saedon. Peripapillary and Macular Telangiectatic vessels in Cockayne Syndrome. submitted to International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
  • Qureshi A, Ashworth J, Sharma V, Ivanova T. Favourable outcome in Paediatric endogenous endophthalmitis secondary to Neisseria Meningitidis following pars plana vitrectomy. BMJ Case Rep 2020;13:e233133. doi:10.1136/bcr-2019-233133
  • David J Green, Jamie M Ellingford, Cerys Manning, Vinod Sharma, Graeme C Black, Eva Lenassi, Panagiotis Sergouniotis. North Carolina Macular Dystrophy: phenotypic variability and in silico analysis of a disease-causing non-coding variant. 2nd§ Genetics of ocular development (GoOD) meeting-ABSTRACT
  • Taylor RL, , Barton SJ, Campbell C, Delaney CM, Ellingford JM, Hall G, Hardcastle C, Morarji J, Nichol EJ, Williams LC, Douzgou S, Clayton-Smith J, Ramsden SC, Sharma V, Biswas S, Lloyd IC, Ashworth JL, Black GC, Sergouniotis P. Panel-Based Clinical Genetic Testing in 85 Children with Inherited Retinal Disease. Ophthalmology, 2017 Jul;124(7):985-991
  • Laura Steeples, Vinod Sharma, Karl Mercieca Traumatic central serous chorioretinopathy. IJO, 2015 63, (6) 536-8.
  • Chan WH, Biswas S, Ashworth J, Hughes I, Sharma V, Lloyd IC. Bilateral idiopathic orbital inflammatory syndrome with grossly elevated creatinine kinase levels. Eye (Lond). 2012 Apr;26(4):613-4.
  • Sharma V, Biswas S. Vitreous haemorrhage in a premature infant with patent hyaloid artery and increased intracranial pressure. J Pedatr Ophthalmol strabismus. 2012 Mar 13:49
  • Sharma V, Mohan M Traumatic aniridia and self-sealed globe rupture following blunt trauma. Eye (Lond). 2010 Sep;24(9):1526.
  • Sharma V, Biswas S. Self-limiting fourth and sixth cranial nerve palsy after Lyme disease. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2010 Mar-Apr;47(2):114-6.
  • Sharma V, Vishwanath M. Spontaneous hyphaema following valsalva like manoeuvre. Eye (Lond) 2009 May;23(5):1243.
  • Keswani T, Sharma V, Barnes J Wyburn-Mason syndrome a case report. Int Ophthalmol. 2008 Dec;28(6):437-8.


  • Oral presentation in ADORE 2020, Abu Dhabhi on Exotropia: Can we make them orthophoric.
  • Oral presentation in ADORE 2020, Abu Dhabhi on Amblyopia: What we need to know.
  • Oral presentation in ADORE 2020, Abu Dhabhi on Neurofibromatosis: When should we see them?
  • Paediatric Neuro-ophthalmology Study Day : The Basics and Beyond, 11th October 2019 Nowgen centre, Manchester.
  • Oral presentation in AAPOS 2019 San Diego, Workshop on multimodal imaging in the paediatric eye.
  • Oral and poster presentations in AAPOS 2018 Washington DC, Coats disease in paediatric patients
  • Oral Presentation, BIPOSA 2017 Coats Disease patient profile and treatment.
  • Oral presentation, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, 10th November 2017 NF type 1 and the Eye
  • Oral presentation, MREH 200 June 2014 : UBM in children
  • Oral presentation, NW regional teaching 2013 : Management of esotropia in children, a trainees guide
  • Poster Presentation : The use of pre-operative botulinum toxin injection in large angle childhood esotropia. AAPOS April 2013
  • Oral presentation in NW regional meeting 2011 – ROP screening guidelines
  • Poster presentation in North of England Ophthalmological Society 2011: Sharma V, Carley F. Anterior segment OCT findings in an unusual case of hydrops.
  • Oral presentation in National ophthalmic pharmacological meeting 2008 : A Drop too many: systemic side effects of topical medication in children.