Mr Akash Raj MBBS & MD (AIIMS), MRCS, DRCOphth, FRCS, FRCOphth, PG Dip (Distinction) Consultant Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma specialist and Cataract surgeon, Birmingham, Dudley, Midlands, UK
Mr Akash Raj MBBS & MD (AIIMS), MRCS, DRCOphth, FRCS, FRCOphth, PG Dip (Distinction)Consultant Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma specialist and Cataract surgeon, Birmingham, Dudley, Midlands, UK 

Do I need a check up for Glaucoma?


You will most likely require a specialist check up if you have one or more of the following:



1.  If your optician raised concern about raised pressure in your eyes

2.  If you are over 40 years old with some other risk factors

3.  If you are very short sighted (Myopic, minus power in your glasses/contact lens)

4.  If you are very far sighted (Hypermetropic, plus power in your glasses)

5.  If you have a family history of Glaucoma ( Blood relatives)

6.  If you are diabetic for sometime

7.  If you had previous eye trauma, bleeding inside your eye or closed head trauma

8.  If you are of African-Caribbean descent 

9.  If you are taking any steroid based medications for a long time

10. If you experience progressive loss of visual field and vision

11. If you have tilted optic discs, it is worth having an eye check up

12. If you see colour halos around light and happen to have frequent browaches and headaches in dim lighting conditions

13. If your optician raised concern about any suspicious features of glaucoma in your eyes (increased cupping of the optic nerve head, visual field change/loss)

14. If you see colours appear less colourful or if they appear washed out (desaturated).

15. If your glasses need frequent changing without your full satisfaction


Private & NHS patients

How to see Mr Raj

For private patients & referrals


Mr Akash Raj 

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma specialist & Cataract surgeon


Stourside Hospital (part of West midland Hospital)

60 Bradley Road



01384 505 183


(Alternate Thursday PM)



01384 632 640


Private Secretary: Liz Carter : 01384 632 636 






Mr Akash Raj

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma & Cataract specialist


BMI The Priory Hospital, Edgbaston

(Thursday PM)
Priory Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands
B5 7UG
0121 446 1638
(Consultation by appointment only)
Private Secretary:
Liz Carter
Direct Line: 01384632636 




For NHS Referrals through GP/Opticians


Mr Akash Raj

Consultant Ophthalmologist (Glaucoma Lead)


Russells Hall Hospital

Pensnett Road


West Midlands



Phone: 01384456111

Extn. 5815 (NHS Secretary: Lyn Eaton)



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