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 



Mr Raj offers cataract surgery both in the NHS and in the private settings. 


He has expensive experience in operating on cataracts from simple to the most complex and challenging of cataracts.


He offers one of the most competitive rate for cataract operation to all his private patients.




Cataract is an age related condition of the natural lens of your eye where it gradually goes opaque. The lens is normally transparent, but in cataract it might change its hue to yellowish, amber, brown and white based on how advanced the cataract is.


It is a painless and slow process. It will cause gradual bluriness of vision and might also cause glare, polyopia(more than one image of things/objects), reduced near vision, difficulty in night driving. Your vision might feel as if you were looking through a dirty window. Some describe this as cloudiness of vision.


This can affect your capacity to drive and you may require referral to an eye surgeon to remove the cataract surgically through an operation so as to help you keep your driving licence and continue to drive.


The main symptoms of Cataract are as follows:


  • Cloudy or blurred vision that does not clear with eye drops
  • Night vision worsens and headlight of oncoming cars appear dazzling
  • Patients might see halos around bright light
  • It is harder to distinguish colours and sense of colour might change
  • Your glasses might need changing more often but without full satisfaction
  • Double vision or polyopia (multiple image of objects)
  • You might see a cloudy/milky hue behind your pupil indicating cataract
  • Reduction of finer vision (contrast vision, like shadows and contours)

As the cataract continues to develop and worsens, so do the symptoms.


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Further information on Cataract:


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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