Royal Bolton Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 429 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 16weeks for 9 out of 10 patients

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Latest reviews of this service

Mr Kelly Eye Clinic

My mother was diagnosed with macular degeneration nearly three years ago at a different hospital. She has been seen and treated previousl...

26 June 2016

Quickly seen, however.....

My optician referred me to the eye unit and I was seen extremely quickly. Thank you to all the staff who carried out all initial scans, p...

23 June 2016

No Need to be Rude!!!!

Just moved to the area, Great efficient service by the medical staff, even got to meet the sister so I could tell her how much better the...

14 May 2016

Having been diagnosed with wet macular degeneration.

Having been diagnosed with wet macular degeneration I did not know what to expect, However,the staff and all the doctors consultants have...

10 May 2016

Outstanding service and dedicated staff

My mum (84yrs of age) has been under the care of the Royal Bolton Hospital eye unit for just over 18 months. From the first visit to havi...

7 May 2016

Last updated on 08 April 2015.

Information supplied by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust