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 

What are the various types of Glaucoma?


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:


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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