Royal Bolton Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 417 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

General staff, nurses, specialists, doctors and consultant

The general staff were excellent, helpful and friendly. The nurses were all fantastic and again, helpful, caring and friendly. The othe...

26 January 2016

Excellent care

Excellent care. My eye condition was speedily diagnosed and successfully treated. All staff (Consultant, nurses, support staff and recept...

20 January 2016

Retinal Clinic, Royal Bolton Hospital

I have been attending the Ophthalmology Department at Royal Bolton Hospital for the past few years and have attended the Retinal Clinic f...

18 January 2016

Adult-Vitelliform Maculopathy

On January 13th 2016 I had an appointment to have photographs taken of my eyes the member of staff who took the photographs were very goo...

15 January 2016

patient care

i have been very satisfied with my care at the hospital. The consultant explains my condition and is caring and understanding when I ask ...

10 January 2016

Last updated on 08 April 2015.

Information supplied by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust