Mr Akash Raj

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MBBS, DNB, MD, MRCS, DRCOphth, FRCS, FRCOphth

Year qualified:1996

Specialty

Personal profile

Mr Raj is a full time consultant ophthalmologist in the NHS and leads the glaucoma team at the Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley. Mr Raj has 18 years of valuable and wide ranging experience in ophthalmology. He is also an honorary consultant ophthalmologist at the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre, Birmingham.

Mr Raj has extensive training and has experience in managing Glaucoma and glaucoma related conditions, corneal diseases of the eye and he is an expert cataract surgeon.

He has completed a year of Senior Glaucoma Fellowship from the prestigious Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre, where he had the opportunity to achieve extensive and comprehensive expertise in Glaucoma and complex and challenging cataract surgeries.

He is dual trained, cornea being his second sub-speciality interest. He achieved expertise in managing various corneal diseases, both medically and surgically after completing a clinical fellowship in cornea from Newcastle upon Tyne.

He has the pleasure and opportunity to successfully clear all the ophthalmology related examinations in the UK and in India. He graduated from India's premier medical school, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and soon after successfully completed post-graduate residency in ophthalmology from the prestigious Dr.Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, associated with All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi). In addition, he did a fellowship from the prestigious Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India.

He successfully completed his higher speciality training as a specialist registrar in ophthalmology from South Wales deanery, based in Cardiff. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, UK and is also a full member of this respected institution.

He has been and is actively involved in various research projects, audits and has made numerous regional, national and international presentations. He also has numerous publications in various ophthalmology journals. He is a designated clinical and educational supervisor to training/junior doctors.

Working in two continents under different circumstances and dealing with diverse groups of patients have given Mr Raj a very unique perspective and insight. Working in various units have helped Mr Raj gather the best practices from all these units and combine them and provide them to all his patients fully individualised.

Mr Raj enjoys sports including cricket, tennis and swimming. He loves fishing and is learning to play golf at the moment whenever his little girl allows him!

Professional Membership



  • General Medical Council

  • The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

  • UK & Eire Glaucoma Society

  • British Medical Association

Clinical Interests



  • Diagnosis and monitoring of glaucoma

  • Medical treatment of glaucoma: Involving various eye drops for glaucoma

  • Laser treatment for glaucoma:Selective laser trabeculoplasty

  • Minimally invasive/safer glaucoma surgery: iStent glaucoma drainage implants

  • Conventional glaucoma drainage surgery: Trabeculectomy with the use of antiscarring agent (Mitomycin C).

  • Complex glaucoma surgery: Glaucoma tube implant surgery

  • Removal of cataract from complex eyes with glaucoma

  • Conventional stitchless cataract surgery:Phacoemulsification and also for various complex and challenging cataract surgeries.

  • Management of blepharitis, dry eyes, floaters and flashes, allergic eye conditions 10. General ophthalmology and diabetic retinopathy

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