Royal Bolton Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 321 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

Ophthalmic Clinic Waters Meeting Health Centte

In the 6 years I’ve been under RBH Glaucoma Clinic this has been my best experience. I finally got clear information about my condition ...

17 May 2018

Missing paper notes

I attended the pre-assessment clinic on 15th May 2018. Everything with the appointment went really well - the staff nurses treating me we...

17 May 2018

My visit to the Waters Meeting Health Centre......

I visited Waters Meeting Health Centre on the 25th April at 11.50am.. It is my second visit to the Ophthalmology dept. I found it a ple...

8 May 2018

Bolton NHS Eye Clinic

I suffer from type 2 diabetes and eye damage is a related complication. The damage has been quickly identified and a prompt treatment re...

2 May 2018

'Excellence at it best'

I have received nothing but the very best in terms of treatment and care for both my cataract surgery and follow up laser treatment at R...

26 April 2018

Last updated on 12 January 2018.

Information supplied by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust