Royal Bolton Hospital

01204 390390 Minerva Road, Farnworth , Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 0JR

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 428 ratings for this hospital


This Department is managed by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

H Block, Royal Bolton Hospital
01204 390390

Eye Unit Ward
01204 390736

Outpatient Clinic
01204 390390 ask for extension 3935

The Eye Unit at the Royal Bolton Hospital provides care for patients with a range of eye conditions.  The Department undertakes an extensive range of treatments for eye and vision disorders of both adults and children. The Bolton Eye Unit is widely regarded as one of the leading NHS ophthalmic departments in England.

The Unit (or Ophthalmology Department) has a ward, 2 operating theatres, an Outpatient department, Pre-Assessment clinic plus Orthoptist and optometry clinics. Clinics are also run at Salford Royal Hospital and community settings within Salford and Bolton.

There are seven consultants in the Ophthalmology Department who treat general eye conditions as well as each specialising in specific conditions including Occuloplastics, Ocular motility, Age Related Macular Degeneration, Retinal Disorders and Corneal Transplantation.

The consultant team is supported by the wider multi disciplinary team of nurses (many with highly specialised skills), optometrists, Orthoptists, and assistant practitioners as well as the support teams of secretaries and admin staff. We are also assisted by our clinic liaison officer and volunteers who provide vital information and counselling for our patients.

The department is also an important centre for teaching and training for doctors, nurses, medical students, Orthoptists and optometrists.

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Key facts about the Ophthalmology department at Royal Bolton Hospital

Time from GP referral to treatment

Up to 18weeks for 9 out of 10 patients

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Latest reviews of this service

A Ripping Success

On Saturday 5th March whilst preparting my vat return I noticed black and white "zig-zags" in my right, extreme peripheral vision. I took...

23 March 2016

Very please with my visit

I was seen first by a nurse who was lovely, really made me feel welcome, they did the pressure test, then i saw the optician who tested...

21 March 2016


evreyone was very helpful . and expained everything

21 March 2016

All the stops were pulled out

After a routine eye check at the opticians it was discovered an abnormality in one of my 13 yr old daughters eyes. As this involved a swe...

21 March 2016

prompt responce

the eye unit at the hospital responded very quickly to my condition when it was detected. the visits I have had have been very satisfact...

10 March 2016

Last updated on 08 April 2015.

Information supplied by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust