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 & Driving

 

 

Glaucoma causes progressive loss of visual field. One needs to have a certain level of visual acuity and visual field to be able to be driving safely on the road. 

 

It is advisable that you inform the DVLA if you have Glaucoma. It is your personal responsibility.  You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. If you’re involved in an accident, you may be prosecuted.

 

Glaucoma patients will need to fill a V1 form(https://www.gov.uk/glaucoma-and-driving) and the DVLA will most likely advise you to go for a binocular (with both eyes open) Esterman visual field test with one of the designated local centres near you(you can usually chose from the list of centres). The field test plotting on the top left is an Esterman binocular visual field. Discuss with Mr Raj if you have any concern.

 

Futher information:

 

http://www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/medical/aag.aspx

 

 

http://www.rcophth.ac.uk/page.asp?section=172&sectionTitle=Information+from+the+Visual+Standards+Sub-Committee

 

https://www.gov.uk/glaucoma-and-driving



  

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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