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 

How will I know if I have Glaucoma?

About 50% of people with Glaucoma may not be diagnosed in time. In other words, 50% of Glaucoma patients may not know that they have Glaucoma.


Vast majority of patients have 'Open Angle Glaucoma' where the patients are generally without any symptoms till the late stage of Glaucoma when much of the visual field and vision has been irreversibly/irrecoverably lost. This type of glaucoma can indeed be called the ' Silent Blinder'. Increased awareness and appropriate check up by a glaucoma expert may go a long way in preserving your sight.


On the other hand, some patients who suffers from narrow angle glaucoma and acute angle closure glaucoma may get symptoms with eye pain, red eye, watery eye, blurred vision, headache or browache. They may also complain of seeing 'Colour halos' around lights at evenings and low lighting conditions. Acute angle closure glaucoma is an eye emergency as the pressure in the eye can go up 2-3 times of the normal range or even more and if not managed urgently can lead to irreversible loss of vision and visual field. Please contact your local eye casualty urgently for this acute eye emergency.

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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