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.
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.
For private patients & referrals
Mr Akash Raj
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma specialist & Cataract surgeon
(Alternate Thursday AM)
01384 632 640
Private Secretary: Liz Carter : 01384 632 636
Fax: 01384 632702
FAO Liz Carter
Mr Akash Raj
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma & Cataract specialist
For NHS Referrals through GP/Opticians
Mr Akash Raj
Consultant Ophthalmologist (Glaucoma Lead)
Extn. 5815 (NHS Secretary: Lyn Eaton)
FAO Lyn Eaton
Telephone consultations @ mutually convenient times. Please see options above.
Thursdays (alternate) 9am to 12 Noon @ West Midland Hospital, Colman Hill, Halesowen.
EveryThursday (2 pm - 4 pm) @ The Priory Hospital, Edgbaston(With prior appointments only)
Ashby Eye Clinic:
Every Friday at Dr Dawes's Surgery. Please call the surgery for appointments.
Please lookout for timings.