Royal Bolton Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 331 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, 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.

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Key facts about the Ophthalmology department at Royal Bolton Hospital

Time from GP referral to treatment

Up to 24 weeks for 9/10 patients

Latest reviews of this service

Excellent treatment given in Eye Department at RBH

Recently I was referred in Cute eye clinic by my GP. I was seen asap by a consultant Ophthalmologist who found I had retinal tear in my ...

14 November 2018

my treatment for uveitis

under the hospitals care for the above problem,from the-moment of arrival everyone was very professional and courteous. the various tes...

13 November 2018

Excellent service, thank you

I have attended the Glaucoma Clinic several times in the last year and have had YAG laser treatments x2. The clinics are run very efficie...

8 November 2018

Eye consultation

I am very satisfied with the treatment I am getting, The Staff are lovely and I have the utmost praise for the ophthalmologist. He explai...

6 November 2018

Eye Unit, Bolton Royal Hospital

I was referred to the Eye Unit after a visit to my optician as I had been having a problem with my left eye. I received a call from the ...

6 November 2018

Last updated on 12 January 2018.

Information supplied by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust