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 surgery

Surgery to remove cataract

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Modern cararact surgery is one of the most evolved surgery and involves very sophisticated machines and technologies. This is the commonest day case surgery performed in the NHS. Mr Raj has extensive experience and expertise to provide an efficient and safe cataract surgery pathway and can provide the facility both in the NHS and privately. If you are in Birmingham, Dudley, Balck Country or anywhere in West Midlands please feel free to contact Mr Raj regarding your cataract needs. Current small incision(key hole/stitchless) cataract surgeries are performed using ultrasound power from a machine which breaks the natural but opaque lens (cataract) into small pieces which are then removed. This techniqe of cataract surgery using ultrasound power is called Phacoemulsification. An intraocular lens (foldable) is inserted into the eye at the end of the cataract surgery as a replacement for the natural lens., this will remain in your eye for the rest of your life. This artificial lens inside your eye is usually monofoal (corrects distance vision), this means you will most likely require reading glasses. It is very helpful to have your latest prescription for your glasses, this will help in appropriate selection of the intraocular lens(IOL) for your eye.

 

This surgery is mostly done under local anaesthetic (using an injection around your eye) or using topical anaesthesia just using anaesthetic eye drops. You are awake but your eye is anaesthetized for the surgery and is painless. This is usually done as a day case procedure and you do not have to be admitted overnight. The usual length of the surgery is about 15-30 minutes.

 

You will be given one or more eye drops containing steroid and antibiotic for 2-4 weeks and be reviewed in the clinic in 2-4 weeks after your surgery. You will be asked to see your optician for new glasses after 6 weeks from the surgery. However, before going to the optician your eye much be checked thoroughly to ensure that there are no other issues.

 

 

Cataract surgery video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqwyoXBwFSI

 

 

 

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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