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Munish Sharma, MD, OD, FAAO

Assistant Professor

College of Optometry

E-Mail: sharmam@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-8486 | Fax: 909-706-3905

Website: www.shaunik.com

Join year: 2014

Education

Refractive and Ocular Surgery/Ocular Disease, 2014, OMNI Eye Services of NJ, Iselin, NJ

Doctor of Optometry, 2013, SUNY College of Optometry, New York, NY

Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, 2007, Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University, Washington, DC

Clinical/Research Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, 2006, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University Medical Institution, Baltimore, MD

Fellowship in Ophthalmology, Cornea and Refractive Surgery, 2005, University of California Irvine and Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, Beverly Hills & Irvine, CA

Residency in Ophthalmology, 2004, Dr. R.P. Center of Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Rotational Internship, 2000, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

MBBS (Medical School), 1999, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Certification

ECFMG certificate for International Medical Graduates, 2001, Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

NSUCO certification for Surgical Procedures for the Optometric Physician

Accreditation Council on Optometric Education Consultant Certification

Academic Interests

Ocular disease including Retina/Posterior segment
 
Formative Assessment in Clinical Education
 
Systemic Manifestations of Ocular Diseases
 
Concussion Screening and field testing
 
Pediatric Ophthalmology, Custom Cornea Refractive surgery
 
Intacs and corneal cross-linking with Riboflavin

Teaching Experience

Third year clinical rotations for Optometry students at Western University Eye Care Institute

Supervised Optometry Externs during ocular disease rotations at Omni Eye Institute of New Jersey.

Supervised Ophthalmology residents in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus clinic at Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Supervised Ophthalmology residents of George Washington University and George Town University residency programs during Pediatric Ophthalmology rotations at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Courses

Course leader/Instructor of record: Ocular Disease Posterior Segment, Western University College of Optometry

Course leader/Instructor of record: Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Diseases, Western University College of Optometry

Course leader/Instructor of record: Surgical Procedures and Lasers in Optometry, Western University College of Optometry

Co-Instructor: Ocular Disease: Anterior Segment, Ocular Disease: Neuro-Optometry, Inter-Professional education, Review Courses, Optometric Grand Rounds.

Philosophy

To provide structured and tiered approach focused on detailed understanding of most prevalent disease processes with preferential approach to high morbidity and/or urgent processes via well structured evidence based management protocols.

To prepare students for fast evolving medical care by adding the reference tools early on their professional development not limited to conventional resources but dynamic adaptation of newer higher quality sources.

To prepare students for newer health care delivery trends with focus on cost reduction, preventative care and efficient management strategies with interdisciplinary approach.

Awards

President's Award for distinguished services to Optometry and Eye Care from American Optometric Association.

Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry 2014, American Academy of Optometry, Denver, CO

Received Irvin M. Borish Student fellowship at American Academy of Optometry meeting at Seattle, WA 2013

Represented SUNY in Prestigious Varilux Student Bowl 2012 at Optometry's Meeting in Chicago


Recipient of Graduate Diversity scholarship, Alcon's Academy for Eye Care Excellence, Allergan

AOSA Travel Grant for Essay on Dry Eye Management

Apple Product Professional and Apple Sales Professional by Apple Inc.


Organizations

Inland Empire Optometric Society: Secretary, Communication/ iT Chair 

California Optometric Society: Delegate

Member Evidence Based Optometry Committee AOA 

American Optometric Association

American Academy of Optometry

New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians

Publication

Sharma M, Pham C, Gordon RL, Sharma G Case report describing management of recurrent corneal erosion secondary to Filamentary Keratitis with dried amniotic extracellular matrix. Poster Presentation at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting 2016 at Anaheim, CA.

Van K, Yumori J, Sharma M, Jakirlic N, Ballas L Lymphoma of MALT in a case of Chronic Conjunctivitis. Poster Presentation at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting 2016 at Anaheim, CA.

Sharma M, Gordon, RL Case Report of Keractoconus associated with Melnick Needles Syndrome. Poster Presentation at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting 2015 at New Orleans, LA.

Sharma M, Sharma G Evaluation of clinical response to treatment with FDA-cleared Avenova (i-Lid Cleanser) in patients with blepharitis in an optometric practice. Poster Presentation at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting 2015 at Denver, CO.

Sharma M, Davey PG, Maeda R. Case series describing Retinal Manifestations along with OCT findings amongst patients of Fabry Disease. Poster Presentation at The American Optometric Association Annual Meeting 2015 at Seattle, WA.

Nehmad L, Yang A, Sharma M. A Comparative Study of Methods used to evaluate Visual field Progression in Glaucoma Poster Presentation at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting 2013 at Seattle, WA.

Sharma M, Bass S, Chirumbolo A. Case of concurrent CME and Primary Open Angle Glaucoma responding positively to single medication: Topical Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting 2013 at Seattle, WA.

Awadein A, Sharma M, Bazemore MG, Saeed HA, Guyton DL. Adjustable Suture Strabismus Surgery in infants and children J AAPOS. 2008 Dec;12(6):585-90

Sharma M, Boxer Wachler BS, Chan CC. Higher Order Aberrations and Relative Risk of Symptoms After LASIK. Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2007 Mar;23(3):252-6.

Chan CC, Sharma M, Boxer Wachler BS. Effect of inferior-segment Intacs with and without C3-R on keratoconus. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2007 Jan;33(1):75-80.

Sharma M, Boxer Wachler BS. Comparison of single-segment and double-segment Intacs for keratoconus and post-LASIK ectasia. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2006 May;141(5):891-5.

Sharma M, Boxer Wachler BS. Intacs for Keratoconus and Lasik-Induced Ectasia. Techniques in Ophthalmology. 2004 Dec;2(4):137-141.

Sharma M, Guyton DL. Poster Presentation: Removable noose in adjustable surgery in strabismus. American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Annual Meeting, 3/2006.

Sharma M, Guyton DL. Paper: Adjustable muscle surgery in pediatric patients. International Strabismological Association in São Paulo, Brazil, 2/2006.

Sharma M, Boxer Wachler BS. Paper: Corneal collagen crosslinking with riboflavin increases effect (lower L-U ratio) of single segment Intacs in post-lasik ectasia and keratoconus. American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, 10/2005.

Sharma M, Boxer Wachler BS. Paper: Corneal collagen crosslinking with riboflavin for corneal stabilization. American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, 10/2005.

Sharma M, Boxer Wachler BS. Paper: Establishing thresholds of post-LASIK induced aberrations in symptomatic patients. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, 4/2005.

Sharma M, Boxer Wachler BS. Paper: Technique for bilateral simultaneous Verisyse lens implantations. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, 4/2005.

Sharma M, Boxer Wachler BS. Paper: Treatment protocol for LASIK-induced ectasia. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, 4/2005.

Sharma M, Boxer Wachler BS, Chao L. Paper: Intacs for keratoconus. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, 4/2005.

Panda A, Sharma M, Madhavi P. Poster Presentation: Yet another therapy for the management of acute Hydrops. All India Ophthalmic Society Annual Meeting, 1/2004.