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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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Key facts about the Ophthalmology department at Royal Bolton Hospital

Time from GP referral to treatment

Up to 16 weeks for 9/10 patients

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Latest reviews of this service

My cataract operation 26 Sept 2016 gave me excellent vision

I was very pleased with all aspects of my treatment by the eye clinic team and with the end result which was excellent vision. Thanks to ...

24 October 2016

Very impressed.

I was referred to the clinic by my optician as they were concerned about a membrane in my eye. The whole experience was extremely profess...

4 October 2016

Recent visit

When I visited the eye clinic recently I was fortunate enough to benefit from the use of an OPTOS machine which was on loan to the hospit...

26 September 2016

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

Last updated on 08 April 2015.

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