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 

What are the usual precautions after galucoma and cataract surgery?

Please follow the instructions that will be given by Mr Raj & the nursing team after your operation. 


The usual precautions are as follows:


  • Put your post-operative eye drops regularly (please maintain good hygiene around your eyes and wash hands before putting drops).
  • Please avoid rubbing your eyes or putting any pressure on your eye.
  • Your vision may be somewhat blurry for first few days after a cataract operation and may be for a few weeks after a glaucoma operation, please discuss this with the team if you are worried.
  • Please keep putting your anti-glaucoma drops after your cataract surgery, you will most likely be advised to stop them after galucoma surgery.
  • Please avoid strenuous physical activities, like lifting heavy weights, bending and physical or contact sports in the few weeks after your operation.
  • Please avoid eye/face make up for a week before and after surgery as there may be an increased risk of infection/inflammation to your operated eye.
  • Please avoid throwing water directly to your eyes/face. Gently clean and wipe your eyes with wet towel or flannel.
  • Please keep the eye shield on at night to avoid any undue pressure on your eye and also to prevent your eye rubbing against the pillow.
  • Please keep your scheduled appointments in the clinic.
  • Please note that your eye will feel gritty, sore and uncomfortable for a few days. In most cases these will settle and occasionally some regular painkillers like Paracetamol tablets are of help.
  • Please report any unusual symptoms like, pain, sudden loss of vision, redness of the eye (more than expected), discharges from the eye to the contact number you were given after your operation or the local eye emergency unit.




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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