Royal Bolton Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 397 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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Latest reviews of this service


my consultation was both professional and courteous and also very down to earth and informative. i only waited a short time and and i fou...

8 October 2015

very happy with everything

From the outset I found the treatment I received to be very professional and reassuring. It gave me the confidence to make informed deci...

4 October 2015

Excellent care from the doctor and the team

Outpatient treatment for an eye condition has always been prompt and efficient and my partner has received care of the highest standard....

29 September 2015

Eye Clinic

I was lucky to be offered a Sunday afternoon follow up appt which I found very convenient. As I was advised not to drive it meant neithe...

27 September 2015

Reassurance at a stressful time.

I just wanted to say how impressed I have been with my whole experience at the Eye Unit at RBH. From being admitted in A&E and being pro...

24 September 2015

Last updated on 08 April 2015.

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