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 causes Glaucoma?

In most cases the exact cause of Glaucoma and raised pressure/reduced perfusion to the optic nerve is not identified and fully understood.


There are certain types of glaucoma (so called 'secondary glaucoma');however, where there are known causes as follows: 


1. From eye trauma, including history of bleeding in the eye.

2. From head trauma

3. From iritis and other inflammation in the eye

4. Previous eye surgeries

5. Long term use of steroid based medications (drops, tablets, cream, inhalers or sprays)

6. Pigment dispersion syndrome (slow loss of iris pigments)


7. Pseudoexfoliation (deposit of powder like deposits on lens and drainage channels of the eye)


8. Part of a syndrome and associated with other health issues


9. Could be inherited and present from birth (Congenital)


10.Narrowing or stenosis of carotid blood vessels ( blood vessels in the neck) might increase the risk of Glaucoma by reducing blood flow to the optic nerve.


Everyone is different and so are their risk profile. Mr Raj can help assess your individual risk factors and help manage your glaucoma in Birmingham, Dudley, Black country and West Midlands. 

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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