Consultant Profile

Mr Akash Raj

Practicing at:
Spire Parkway Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Glaucoma treatment
Special clinical interests:

Diagnosis and monitoring of glaucoma

Medical treatment of glaucoma: Involving various eye drops for glaucoma

Laser treatment for glaucoma: Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), Micropulse Diode Laser Trabeculoplasty (MDLT)

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 stitch less cataract surgery: Phacoemulsification and also for various complex and challenging cataract surgeries

Management of blepharitis, dry eyes, floaters and flashes, allergic eye conditions

General ophthalmology and diabetic retinopathy

Research interests:

Laser for Glaucoma

Minimally invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Steroid Responsiveness and Glaucoma

Tube Surgery for Glaucoma

Effect of Refractive surgery on Glaucoma Management

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmologist & Glaucoma lead, Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley.       


Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Medical Association

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

General Medical Council

Midlands Glaucoma Society

UK & Eire Glaucoma Society


Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0121 704 1451 / 07905 458 177
Private secretary:
Lyn Eaton
Private secretary telephone number:
07905 458177
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Fridays 9am - 12pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I am a full time Consultant Ophthalmologist in the NHS and clinical lead for the glaucoma team at Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley.  I have 18 years of valuable and wide ranging experience in Ophthalmology.

I have had extensive training and experience in managing Glaucoma and glaucoma related conditions, corneal diseases of the eye and I am an experienced cataract surgeon with a very safe track record.

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

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

I have had the pleasure and opportunity to successfully clear all the ophthalmology related examinations in the UK and in India. I completed higher speciality training as a specialist registrar in Ophthalmology from South Wales deanery, based in Cardiff.   I am a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, UK.

I have been actively involved in various research projects, audits and have made numerous regional, national and international presentations.  I also have numerous publications in various ophthalmology journals. I am the designated clinical and educational supervisor to training/junior doctors.

Working in two continents under different circumstances and dealing with diverse groups of patients has given me a very unique perspective and insight. Working in various units in the UK has helped me gather the best practices from all these units and combine them to ensure I deliver a fully individualized service to my patients.


Personal profile:

Outside work, I enjoy sports including football, cricket, tennis and swimming. I love fishing and am learning to play golf at the moment whenever our little girl allows. I am married to a consultant in reproductive medicine (IVF & Infertility) and we are blessed with a beautiful little girl.

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Mr Akash Raj

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