Royal Bolton Hospital

01204 390390 Minerva Road, Farnworth , Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 0JR
http://www.boltonft.nhs.uk

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 333 ratings for this hospital

Ophthalmology

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, a dedicated injection suite, an Outpatient department, Pre-Assessment clinic plus Orthoptist and Optometry clinics. Bolton community Glaucoma and Retinal evaluation clinics are also provided at Water’s Meeting Health Centre. Clinics are also run at Salford Royal Hospital and community settings within Salford and Bolton.

There are eight consultants in the Ophthalmology Department who treat general eye conditions as well as each specialising in specific conditions including Oculo-plastics, Ocular motility, Age Related Macular Degeneration, Retinal Disorders, Glaucoma, Cataracts and Corneal Transplantation.

The consultant team is supported by a specialist 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.

For more information please visit us on: http://www.boltonft.nhs.uk/services/ophthalmology/

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Key facts about the Ophthalmology department at Royal Bolton Hospital

Time from GP referral to treatment

Up to 27 weeks for 9/10 patients

Latest reviews of this service

Exceptional treatment and very caring staff

H2 Ward. - From the moment I walked in to the Eye hospital I was treated with respect courtesy, the staff were very helpful and friendly....

15 August 2018

Waters Meeting opthamology

First visit to the opthamology service at Waters Meeting today. Brilliant! A much more efficient service, whereby all the tests are admin...

9 August 2018

Excellent service

Went to Waters Meeting clinic today and have to say I was very impressed. Seen on time, no excessive waiting between tests and and every...

2 August 2018

Top Marks for the Waters Meeting Eye Unit

My first visit to Waters Meeting Ophthalmology Unit and I was very impressed with how good the dept is run. All the staff were extremely ...

28 July 2018

Top Marks for the Waters Meeting Eye Unit

My first visit to Waters Meeting Ophthalmology Unit and I was very impressed with how good the dept is run. All the staff were extremely ...

28 July 2018

Last updated on 12 January 2018.

Information supplied by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust