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
For private patients & referrals
Mr Akash Raj
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma specialist & Cataract surgeon
(Alternate Thursday AM)
01384 632 640
Private Secretary: Liz Carter : 01384 632 636
Fax: 01384 632702
FAO Liz Carter
Mr Akash Raj
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma & Cataract specialist
For NHS Referrals through GP/Opticians
Mr Akash Raj
Consultant Ophthalmologist (Glaucoma Lead)
Extn. 5815 (NHS Secretary: Lyn Eaton)
FAO Lyn Eaton
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.
Please lookout for timings.