Royal Bolton Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 347 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

Very disappointed

I visited the eye unit with a family member earlier this week and was extremely disappointed and upset with the attitude of one member of...

3 August 2017

Friendly but Professional

I was referred to the eye hospital on Wed afternoon at extremely short notice and was seen the next day. A doctor telephoned me at home W...

29 June 2017

extremely pleased with all aspect of treatment.

All treatment was conducted very professionally,and with tact, From the consultant through to the nurses and reception. I would recomm...

19 June 2017

I had no need to worry after all

I had an appointment to visit the eye department on the 19th May for Cataract surgery I was so worried even though I had been told there ...

20 May 2017

Saved my sight, saved my sight

I have been visiting the eye unit for approx 4 years to have my diabetic retinopathy monitored. Last year I had huge problems with my sig...

15 May 2017

Last updated on 08 April 2015.

Information supplied by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust