Primary Open Angle Glaucoma: Vast majority of gaucoma is of open angle type, where the drainage channels of the eye is wide open;however, the drainage channels don't function normally.
Narrow Angle Glaucoma (a small percentage in the UK (about 10%) but much higher in the far East)
Normal Tension/Pressure Glaucoma (where the intraocular pressure lies within the normal range, that is 10-21mm Mercury)
Congenital Glaucoma: Affects children from birth to up to 3 years (also include infantile glaucoma), mainly associated with other syndromes and health issues. Primary congenital glaucoma is rare. It affects about one in every 10,000 infants. But it is serious and needs attention. Untreated primary congenital glaucoma is a major cause of childhood blindness.
Juvenile Glaucoma: Glaucoma developing between age 3 - 18 year of age.
Secondary Open Angle Glaucoma: (secondary to previous surgery, trauma, inflammation, steroid use, pseudoexfoliation or pigment dispersion syndrome in the eye).
Neovascular Glaucoma (NVG): It is a type of secondary glaucoma where the drainage channels of the eye is compromised/closed by new blood vessels. The gowth of the new and abnormal blood vessels are usually from compromised blood supply to the eye from advanced diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein or artery occlusion, trauma or chronic inflammation in the eye. Retinal ischemia is the most common and important mechanism in most, if not all, cases that result in the anterior segment changes causing NVG. It is potentially painful and can cause loss of vision and even the eye. Therefore, prompt diagnosis, followed by immediate and aggressive treatment, is recommended. In managing NVG, it is essential to treat both the elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) and the underlying cause of the disease.
Video on two major types of Glaucoma, Open angle and Narrow angle Glaucoma:
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
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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.
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