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 Ocular Hypertension?

Ocular hypertension is an eye condition where the intraocular pressure (IOP) is higher than the normal range (10-21 mm Mercury) but there is no associated optic nerve damage or visual field loss. As higher than normal IOP is an important risk factor for glaucoma, patients with ocular hypertension are at increased risk of glaucoma as compared to a normal person without any eye problems. This risk of conversion to glaucoma is even higher if the corneal thickness is below average.


The Baltimore Eye Survey, found 6.6% of people had eye pressure greater than 22mm of Mercury in one or both eyes.  


In the UK it is estimated that 3–5% of people over 40 have Ocular Hypertension.



Higher the level of intraocular pressure (IOP= eye pressure) greater is the risk for glaucoma. 

IOP (mm of Mercury)

% Prevelance Of Glaucoma

16- 21


22- 29


≥ 30



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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