Royal Bolton Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 276 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

Wet Macular Degeneration

After only 3 injections, my condition has dried up and there has been a significant improvement in my vision. The medical staff have been...

17 December 2014

Great Eye Treatment

My mother has been attending the eye unit for quite some time now. I can not praise the consultant and his staff enough, I have attended ...

28 November 2014


These are my first visits to Bolton Royal Hospital for treatment and consequent to my initial appointment I have felt reassured and conf...

27 November 2014

Eye dept the Lucentis/Eylea team

Having just compleated 2 courses of injections, I must complement the quality of the treatment I received, starting with the consultant ...

19 November 2014


Thank you Bolton Eye unit because you discovered my problem after years of discomfort. The unit itself is exceptional with the staff and ...

13 October 2014

Last updated on 23 June 2011.

Information supplied by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust