Royal Bolton Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 403 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

regular visits for ttreatment and tests

I have been visiting the unit for several years for amd treatment and cataract ops. Soon every occasion the treatment has been friendly e...

17 January 2017

Cataract Surgery

My dad visited the hospital with a dense cataract (like coal) therefore the old fashioned cataract surgery was needed with a large incisi...

20 December 2016

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Have been trying to get an appointment with the Ophthalmology Out Patients clinic since July following a referral from my optician. As p...

2 December 2016

My visit to the the glaucoma clinic. Excellent service.

I recently attended the glaucoma clinic at H2 first floor at the Royal Bolton Hospital. I was very anxious as my father went blind from g...

26 November 2016

Macular degeneration and cataracts

My treatment commenced in 1999 having been referred by the Optician for cataracts. It was very quickly diagnosed as Macular Degeneration ...

15 November 2016

Last updated on 08 April 2015.

Information supplied by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust