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Dr. Nazhat Sharma

Ophthalmology
Los Banos, CA
59 years experience female

Locations

Office

Los Banos, CA

Address

285 North Mercy Springs Road, Los Banos, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(831) 636-8349

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

UnitedHealthcare

Medicare

Blue Cross of California

CHAMPUS

MultiPlan, Inc

Noridian Mutual Insurance Company

Tricare

About

Bio

I completed Medical Graduate and Post Graduate studies in India, and Fellowship in Glaucoma and Retinal diseases from UK. I volunteered with Royal Society for Prevention of Blindness in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Spent Five years with WHO in West Africa, then moved on for another 5 years in Tripoli, Libya. I came to USA as an immigrant Ophthalmologist looking for a job. Got recruited to USARMY Medical Corp and served as Major on Active Duty for three years. Moved to a teaching position as Associate Professor at Stanford University Dept of Ophthalmology. Currently am practicing Ophthalmology in Hollister, CA. I hold an elected position on the Board of San Benito County Health Care District and Board of Directors San Benito Medical Associates. My journey has ended ..

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Ophthalmology

Aesthetic Medicine

Anti-Aging Medicine

Cosmetic Surgery

Retinal Surgery

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi

Doctor Q&A

214 Answers
178 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Eyelashes: Growing up my grand mother did this to my eyelashes. They never grew till i used Lumigan for treating. High intra icular pressures!
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Blocked nostril: You need to see your primary care physician who can do a preliminary check up and refer you to an ENT specialist.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Glaucoma research : Glaucoma is one condition that has ongoing research. We still don't know enough about causation and control. We have made giant strides in the last t... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Rash w fever: He may not have chicken pox but certainly some viral exam rheumatoid infection call his pediatricuan or go to er.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Flu: You may be coming down with a strain of abdiminal virus. It causes flu like symptoms and abdominal pain and diarrhea consult your primary care phys... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Loss of vision: Loss of 2/3 of your field of vision is serious. You must see your ophthalmologist. It could be retinal detachment, retinal hemorrhage glaucoma or a... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Sub conj heme: Possibly sub conjunctival hemorrhage. Can occur without cause since the conj vessels are superficial and burst on exertion like coughing and sneezing ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Biogaia Probiotic: is a nutrional supplement for Brest fed babies. It contains lactobacillus which helps with colic in babies. Lactobacillus is a live microorganism w... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Face wash: Mela face wash is used as a skin brightener. It improves skin texture and gentle exfoliation. It contains 6% glycolic acid. HHH funicular acid with... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Cortisol controversy: This test is done to assess under producing or overactive adrenal glands, an adrenal gland tumor, some types of cancer, or long-term use of corticoste... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Salzmann's nodules: hyaline deposits between the epithelium and Bowmans membrane of Cornea causing astigmatism. Superficial keratectomy of astigmatism-inducing Salzmann’s... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Lymph drainage: of palate and tongue is very complicated the only glands palpable to a lay person are the sub mental ( under chin) or submandibular ( under jaw )for ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Sore throat: Age old remedy is to gargle with warm water and salt. Keep your throat protected with a scarf. Take vitamin c or orange juice. Drink hot fluids. If... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Subconjunctiva.bleed: If the bleeding is only under the outer layer of the eye it usually takes about 10 to 14 days to resolve on its own. Do get your vision tested if ther... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Cellulite: There are 2 types of fat : subcutaneous and visceral. Zerona may theoretically work on sub q fat but not on visceral fat which lies deeper to the mus... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Visceroptosis: I may not have the most updated information but I will relate what I know from a Patient of mine in India a long time ago. Correction of faulty post... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Ignore: Crossed eyes need a thorough Cycloplegic refraction and correction.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Milia: Milia appear as 1–2 mm white-to-yellow, dome-shaped bumps that are not painful or itchy. Primary mikia caused by accumulation of dead epithelial kerat... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Ophthalmic Lasers: Lasers have been used for 1.Glaucoma treatment : NdYAG. Argon. Krypton. Dye lasers, SLT and now the new ECP Endoscopic CycloPhotocoagulation (ECP) 2... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Eye: Eye injuries range minor to serious eg injury with force or sharp & elastic needs ophthalmologist.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Glaucoma: Glaucoma is defined as disease of the Optic Nerve due to poor circulation from many causes and one of them being pressure in the eyes. Pressures in t... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Covered California: Simple answer: poor reimbursement and too many regulations. I cannot keep providing the level of Ophthalmology care my patients need and deserve w... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Lubricant eye drops: Yes you can use any of the many lubricant eye drops for temporary relief. Remember to continue seeing your ophthalmologist while keratitis is active.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Ignore: Any amblyopia MUST be corrected to the best refraction possible and rechecked every year.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Ignore: Treatment of Glaucoma can prevent irreversible Optic nerve damage.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Spit in eye: Wash your eyes copiously with cold water to get the irritant out. Apply antibiotic eye drops. Depending on the source of the spit consult your medical... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Blood clots: How is your vision in the eye with the clots ? Further treatment will depend on your vision. Your Ophthalmogist is the best one to guide you on the ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Dystonia: You need to consult a Neurologist for further clarification of your diagnosis. It is an inherited condition involving a part of the brain called Cere... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Eye strain: Since the widespread use of digital devices by young children for prolonged periods of time I am noticing an upward trend of myopia ( near sightedness... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Red eyes: Some people have very superficial conjunctival blood vessels naturally. These can be temporarily constricted with vasoconstrictor eye drops but the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Puffy eyelids: Unfortunately there is no easy way of getting rid of bulging lower eye lids, or puffy eye lids. The fat protruding from under the eyeball can be sur... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Dark circle eyes: Difficult dilemma but very common ! Get good night sleep, drink plent of fluids, Less alcohol and smoking. Refer to my previous response to a simila... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Nose bleed: Fragile nasal blood vessels. Get them seen and cauterize s. Get p checked and nose ruled out for growth or polyps ets.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Wilson s disease: It is a rare genetic disease caused by deposits of copper in the liver. Symptoms are tremors slow movements of arms and legs , slow speech , personal... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Pris: Propofol infusion syndrome is a real but thankfully rare entity that can be prevented with a simple protocol. Includes arrhythmias renal failure metab... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Spontaneous tearing: Block off the lacrimal passage can occur in infants causing watering from one or both eyes. In most cases it clears up spontaneously as the child rea... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Gastric ulcer: Severe acidity could be due to a bleeding stomach ulcer. Testing your stools for blood would be useful in diagnosis. If there is a bleeding stomach ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Allopurinol : Is taken for Gout. Initial dosage is 100-200mg daily later increased to 300 mg. to 600 mg. the short term mild side effects include nausea vomiting a... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Eyedrops: You can wipe the excess off with a clean cloth or cleenex.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Sub conj bleeding: Can be caused by excessive strain like spasmodic coughing or Sneezing in this case from Chronic sinusitis
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Skin pigmentation : Hydroquinone is used to reduce pigmentation of skin. OTC preparations are 2% and stronger preps are 4% and as high as 10%. An unusual reaction of th... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Dry eyes syndrome: Is a common and irritatating condition. The dryness is from lack of oily secretions in the eye. Usually the eyes water a lot that does not cause lubri... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Arophic Vaginitis: Up to 40 percent of postmenopausal women have symptoms of atrophic vaginitis. Because the condition is attributable to estrogen deficiency, it may occ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Tiny bumps on skin: Without any other signs like fever,itching, redness can. E milia, clogged pres or Keratosis Polaris. This condition is caused by collection of dead sk... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Blocked Nose: The other nostril may be blocked cause could range from deviated septum nasal polyps , thickened mucosa, inflammation , foreign body to the more serio... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Mono: You could be developing superimposed bacterial infection as well since you have lowered immunity status with mono. See your pcp.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Menstrual cycle: Most certainly you should consult your physician. It could be nothing more than ovulation pains or could be more serious. Don't delay.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Brinchitis: You are showing signs of bronchitis. Consult your pcp. You need to be well hydrated. Take some otc. Decongestants while waiting for your appt. If it... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Claritin (loratadine) D: Claritin (loratadine) d effect lasted 12 + hours. Yes you could take dayquil now.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience

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Sep 12, 2014
Gives concise up to date answers to all questions related to eye problems. I value her contributions.
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Feb 7, 2015
Dr. Sharma, even though I may not be your patient, I know you as a community leader and medical professional. With your caring and wisdom, you are an inspiration to all, especially your patients whom...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Ty for all you do to help others. God Bless You #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower5
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Maulana Azad Medical College
Graduated 1963MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pune, B. J. Medical College, India
Graduated 1970MD

Residency

King George Medical University

Residency

Maulana Azad Medical College

Residency

Government General Hospital

Residency

MS University of Pune, India

Awards

2011 San Benito County Veteran Of the Year
Presidents Award from LULAC National Council
Top Ophthalmologist , Third Place, California - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Hollister, CA
St. Louis Regional Hospital, Gilroy,CA
American Academy of Ophthalmology
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