Royal Bolton Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 385 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 16 weeks for 9/10 patients

Latest reviews of this service

give credit where it is due

I was extremely nervous attending for my cataract operation in January 2017 on my right eye. Everyone, the surgeon, and the rest of th...

7 April 2017

Excellent staff

Thank you for seeing my 97 year old Grandmother today who has received excellent care at your Eye department. Special thanks to the c...

5 April 2017

Mac Tel diognosis

My partner was referred to the eye clinic via Spec savers ( ? Macular hole ), just had our 3rd and final visit. We have never waited an...

23 March 2017

Seeing is believing thank you for helping my brother !!

My brother who is profoundly deaf through meningitis and also as other illnesses I take him to very many hospital appointments our mother...

12 March 2017

Cataract surgery

Surgery on my right eye was an ideal experience. The worst part of the whole procedure was having the cannula put in the back of my hand ...

10 March 2017

Last updated on 08 April 2015.

Information supplied by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust