Royal Bolton Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 233 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.

Latest reviews of this service

Life Changing Cataract Surgery

October 2012 I was told I had cataracts developing in both eyes,from then until April 2014 I had 6 changes of glasses,at the end of April...

10 August 2014

had cateract replacement surgery right eye

Everyone I have dealt with has been both kind and considerate don,t mean to go overboard but I don,t believe my treatment could have been...

29 July 2014

emergency treatment at eye dept.

I had a operation for Cataracts & Glaucoma on the 16th June. Unfortunately on Sat 28th June my sight deteriorated and I could not see pro...

30 June 2014

Myopic Retinal Degeneration

Having worn glasses from the age of 5 and my eyes were gradually going worse. Late 2011 in my mid 50's, my vision went from bad to worse...

9 April 2014

Wet Macular Degeneration

I have now had about 10 lucentis injections for Macular Degeneration and they have definitely saved my eyesight. The procedure itself...

3 April 2014

Last updated on 23 June 2011.

Information supplied by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust