Royal Bolton Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 336 ratings for this hospital


This Department is managed by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

H Block, Royal Bolton Hospital
01204 390390

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

The consultant was fantastic and their nurses superb

I was attended to promptly by different nurses of both genders. I saw a member of staff dealing very sympathetically with a lady in a whe...

24 March 2015

Lucentis Injections Eye Unit

I am a very nervous patient when it comes to anything to do with my eyes, so when in 2013 I was told that if I wanted to keep my sight I...

26 February 2015

Eye surgery...wonderful caring support from all the staff x

Am almost 2 weeks post op for surgery to correct acquired brown's syndrome, just had to write and say what an amazing, caring, down to ea...

11 February 2015

Cataract Surgery

My 81 year old mother has recently had cataract surgery in one eye and is soon to come back for cataract surgery in her other eye. The ho...

9 February 2015

Thanks for many years of excellent care

As a person who has lived with diabetes for almost fifty six years, I feel that I must register my thanks to many people at the Royal Bol...

4 February 2015

Last updated on 23 June 2011.

Information supplied by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust