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 

How do I reduce the side effects from my eye drops?

1. Try putting only one drop each time (more than one drop is wasted and may increase side effects).


2. Try closing your eye lids after putting the eye drop for few minutes.


3. Try putting pressure on the inner corner of your eye with the pulp of your index finger for a few minutes.


4. If you are using more than one eye drop, please leave a gap of about 30 minutes between them.


5. Try dividing the 24 hours into 2, 3 or 4 parts and use drops 12 hourly, 8 hourly or 6 hourly respectively.


6. Avoid using beta-blocker associated drops (Timoptol, Tiopex, Betaxolol) as the last thing at night before bed time.


7. Stop using drops if you have significant side effects or an allergic reaction and seek further advice from your doctor.


8. Please do not use an eye drop if it is past its expiry date and if you doubt its sterility.


9. Please keep a note of all your eye drops and the frequency of their use.


10. Please bring all your eye drops and medications to your clinic visits to avoid any confusion.



Feel free to discuss any issues with your medications with Mr Raj at your consultation.

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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