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 is 'After Cataract' and what is it's treatment?

'After Cataract' is the thickening and opacification of the capsular layer that is left behind after a routine cataract surgery. The capsular layer (capsular bag) acts as a house for the foldable intraocular lens (IOL) and supports the IOL. 


This capsular bag may in due course become opacified and cloudy in months and years after a cataract surgery. This leads to gradual misty or cloudy vision. 


A cataract specialist or even your optician can help assess you for this and you may be referred for appropriate treatment for the same. 


The treatment is aimed at creating a central opening of the opaque capsule (posterior capsule) so that light can pass without any obstacle, this often improves the eye sight dramatically. This treatment is carried out using 'Yag' laser application and is performed in an out patient department. You don't have to be admitted to the hospital for the same. 


Mr Raj has a long track record of performing successful cataract surgery and related after care. He can help with any queries about the condition and offer you appropriate treatment for the same if required on your request.


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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