Royal Bolton Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 340 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

eye department

i was happy with my visit to my Consultant they explained about my condition and what caused it very well. thank you

16 November 2017


Another satisfying visit for my 99 year old mother. She is always treated with dignity. The reception staff are caring and considerate as...

15 November 2017

Couldn't be better

I attended at Bolton Eye depart today, the whole experience was faultless. From first point of contact I was treated with respect, d...

15 November 2017

Glaucoma Clinic

I would like to say a special thanks to the staff members I saw for making me feel at ease on attending the Glaucoma Clinic today (Tuesda...

14 November 2017

Eye clinic visit

Thorough examination by the doctor, good explanations, friendly reassuring and I never felt rushed at all. Very happy with my treatment ...

14 November 2017

Last updated on 08 April 2015.

Information supplied by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust