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

Cataract

 

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.

   

Cataract images:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cataract&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.46471029,d.d2k&biw=1024&bih=499&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=GauUUfe9OILROZHFgagG

Further information on Cataract: 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cataract

 

Private & NHS patients

How to see Mr Raj

For private patients & referrals

 

Mr Akash Raj 

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma specialist & Cataract surgeon

 

West Midland Hospital

(Alternate Thursday AM)

Colman Hill

Halesowen

West Midlands

B63 2AH

 

Appointments:

01384 632 640

 

Private Secretary: Liz Carter : 01384 632 636 

                               Fax:     01384 632702

                                            FAO Liz Carter

 

 

 

Mr Akash Raj

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma & Cataract specialist

 

BMI The Priory Hospital, Edgbaston

(Thursday PM)
Priory Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands
B5 7UG
 
Appointments:
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

Dudley

West Midlands

DY1 2HQ

 

Phone: 01384456111

Extn. 5815 (NHS Secretary: Lyn Eaton)

 

Fax:     01384244880

            FAO  Lyn Eaton

 



Mr Raj's private consultation times

Telephone consultations @ mutually convenient times. Please see options above.

 



Thursdays (alternate) 9am to 12 Noon @ West Midland Hospital, Colman Hill, Halesowen.

 

 

 

EveryThursday (2 pm - 4 pm) @   The Priory Hospital, Edgbaston(With prior appointments only)

 

 

 

 

Ashby Eye Clinic: 

 

Every Friday at Dr Dawes's Surgery. Please call the surgery for appointments.

The Surgery, Ashby
30 North Street
Ashby-de-la-zouch
Leicestershire, LE65 1HS
Tel: 01530 417415

Please lookout for timings.

http://www.thesurgerynorthstreetashby.nhs.uk

 

 

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