Royal Bolton Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 406 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

my wife had appt with eye clinic

I received a Sunday appointment for the eye clinic which was very convenient. I was greeted by the receptionist who was polite and respec...

24 November 2015

Cataract surgery

On the 14th October 2015 I had Cataract surgery on my right eye performed. The nurses who looked after me were wonderful - so helpful ...

12 November 2015

Lost file

In a more litigious society like the USA you would be in danger of being sued . My wife(Valerie) is undergoing a course of treatment for...

8 November 2015

Excellent experience

On Saturday 31st October I attended the Eye Clinic unit in H block. I would just like to thank all concerned for the splendid treatment I...

5 November 2015


my consultation was both professional and courteous and also very down to earth and informative. i only waited a short time and and i fou...

8 October 2015

Last updated on 08 April 2015.

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