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 

Glaucoma & blindness

Glaucoma is a serious eye disease and is usually not curable. It can however, be treated very well so as to reduce the risk of visual loss.

 

Glaucoma is a potentially blinding condition if left untreated or if it is not picked up on time. This is quite important as most glaucomas do not have any striking symptoms and can be called as a 'Silent Blinder'.

 

Approximately 10% of UK blindness registrations are attributed to glaucoma. Glaucoma is the 2nd most common cause of registration for blindness in the UK.

 

The risk of blindness in one eye in treated glaucoma is about 15% and  6% for both eyes at 15 years from diagnosis of glaucoma. This is much higher in untreated cases, much higher where patients do not use their glaucoma medications regularly and where they keep missing glaucoma clinic appointments.

 

The more advanced the glaucoma is at the time of diagnosis, the more likely that it will lead to blindness during a patient's lifetime. It therefore, requires prompt treatment and close monitoring.

 

If you have significant risks for Glaucoma, make sure you get them checked appropriately by a specialist for your peace of mind.

 

Once diagnosed, people with glaucoma need lifelong monitoring so that any progression of visual damage can be detected.

 

Once lost, sight cannot be restored, and controlling the condition, together with prevention, or at least minimisation of ongoing damage, is crucial to maintaining a sighted lifetime.

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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