Royal Bolton Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 431 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

Excellent service

I was seen on this occasion by a doctor who took time out to explain and outline the treatment I had with the team on earlier visits to t...

19 September 2016

Optos images

I visited the Bolton eye unit on 14th September .The main reason was to receive feedback on recent lazer treatment which was positive. Op...

16 September 2016

Removal of foreign body from 2 year old daughters eye

We went in to see a doctor in the Eye clinic after my daughter had got a foreign body stuck in her eye. She had a bit of a distressing ti...

31 August 2016


My visit was satisfactory from the moment I entered reception, I had broke my leg the week prior to my visit, the receptionist offered to...

28 August 2016

top marks for Royal Bolton Hospita`s eye department

I have been receiving treatment for over 12 months and enjoyed helpful reassurance ,kindness and information about my condition .The team...

25 August 2016

Last updated on 08 April 2015.

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