Royal Bolton Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 358 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

Being treated for wet AMD

All the staff have always been friendly and helpful..Excellent feedback and information from the consultants and doctors who help the pat...

21 July 2015

First visit to the Eye Unit, a very positive experience.

This was my first visit to the Eye Unit and overall it was a very positive experience. The staff were friendly and efficient and the who...

25 June 2015

Macular eye disease examination

Very impressed by the expertise of my consultant in this field and the help, extra information and care from all the nursing staff in the...

24 June 2015

Eye Unit

just a brief resume of my visit to A&E and the Eye Unit on saturday evening. sent by Boots optician to ane, and after registration I wa...

23 June 2015

Hospital feedback

Excellent service provided yet again on my annual eye review appointment, with the exception of one of the receptionists ! who took my or...

14 June 2015

Last updated on 08 April 2015.

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