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 

Patient services

Mr Raj offers wide ranging care and management options (medical, laser and surgical treatments) to his Glaucoma, Cataract and general ophthalmology patients. 


This is provided both in the NHS and Private settings.


Screening: If you are referred or you refer yourself to Mr Raj with the query if you have or at risk of Glaucoma Mr Raj can give you an appropriate check up to rule out any possibility of Glaucoma or confirm that you have Glaucoma.


Investigations:Visual field, Goldmann Tonometry (Pressure check for your eyes), Pachymetry (corneal thickness measurement), Gonioscopy ( evaluation of the drainage channels of the eye), Fundoscopy (evaluation of the optic nerve head) and imaging (OCT/HRT) of the optic nerve head & retinal nerve fibres.


Diagnosis & stratification of risks: It is very important to have a proper diagnosis for the type of Glaucoma you may have, as management and prognosis may differ with different types of Glaucoma. Everyone is different, it is quite important to know your specific risks, based on your age, sex, ethnicity, family history, previous eye problems, your general health and the medications that you use.


Glaucoma Management: 




  • Surgical treatment: 
    • Conventional glaucoma drainage surgery (Trabeculectomy with anti-scarring agent called Mitomycin C)
    • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma surgery: iStents glaucoma drainage implants
    • Most advanced/Complex Glaucoma surgery: Glaucoma tube implant surgery


Monitoring: Glaucoma is a lifelong and blinding disease of the eye. Monitoring therefore is very important to know the stability of Glaucoma, rate of visual field loss and implication and influence of your changing health on Glaucoma. This will also help iron out any problems you may have with any particular type of anti-Glaucoma medication (mainly drops).





Surgery to remove cataract: Modern cararact surgery is one of the most evolved surgery and involves very sophisticated machines and technologies. Current small incision (key hole/stitchless) cataract surgeries are performed using ultrasound power from a machine which breaks the natural but opaque lens (cataract) into small pieces which are then removed. This technique of cataract surgery using ultrasound power is called Phacoemulsification. An intraocular lens (foldable) is inserted into the eye at the end of the cataract surgery as a replacement for the natural lens.



General ophthalmology: Dealing with a wide range of day-to-day eye problems from the very minor to more severe in nature.


Dry eyes & Blepharitis: Dry eyes and blepharitis are quite common after the age of 50 and this could be very debilitating. Mr Raj has extensive experience in managing these conditions and can help you manage them for a long time.


Acute & chronic eye conditions: If you have an eye emergency you need to contact your respective local eye unit for immediate emergency eye care. If you have an eye conditions that can wait few weeks to months to be sorted then you may contact Mr Raj for an earlier appointment.



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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