Mr Akash Raj

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Practising at

Spire Parkway Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Akash Raj at Spire include:


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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 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. 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.

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 am the designated clinical and educational supervisor to training/junior doctors.

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease
Glaucoma treatment
Diabetic eye disease

Private contact details

Telephone 0121 704 1451
Private secretary Lyn Eaton
Private secretary telephone 07905 458 177 / 01384 456 111 (ext 5815)
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Medical Association
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
General Medical Council
Midlands Glaucoma Society
UK & Eire Glaucoma Society

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Current NHS posts

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

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Personal Profile

Outside work, I enjoy sports including football, cricket, tennis and swimming. I love fishing and I 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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