Royal Bolton Hospital

Telephone: 01204 390390
Address: Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 0JR

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 222 ratings for this hospital


This Department is managed by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

H Block, Royal Bolton Hospital
01204 390390

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.

Latest reviews of this service

emergency treatment at eye dept.

I had a operation for Cataracts & Glaucoma on the 16th June. Unfortunately on Sat 28th June my sight deteriorated and I could not see pro...

30 June 2014

Myopic Retinal Degeneration

Having worn glasses from the age of 5 and my eyes were gradually going worse. Late 2011 in my mid 50's, my vision went from bad to worse...

9 April 2014

Wet Macular Degeneration

I have now had about 10 lucentis injections for Macular Degeneration and they have definitely saved my eyesight. The procedure itself...

3 April 2014

right retinal vain occlusion

Patients feedback Tuesday 1st April 2014 I live in Salford aged 68 and wear glasses. I attended Wallwork Opticians (29th April 2013) th...

2 April 2014

could not fault

Was seen within 4 weeks of my optician referring me to eye unit. Was very happy with the consultant. He was very thorough and explained e...

12 March 2014

Last updated on 23 June 2011.

Information supplied by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust