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 

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.



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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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