Royal Bolton Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 333 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 21 weeks for 9/10 patients

Latest reviews of this service

CNV treatment

Timely and effective treatment with injections successfully restored rapidly deteriorating vision. Continuing to receive excellent afterc...

10 February 2018

AMD diagnosis, treatment and ongoing reviews

I visited the eye unit today with my 94 year old mum who was diagnosed with AMD nearly 10 years ago. We can't thank the doctor enough for...

7 February 2018

Sent by my optician.

I was referred by my optician for a check up on an abnormality found during a routine eye test. I arrived too early for my appointment bu...

5 February 2018

Glaucoma Concern; fears allayed

My optician found elevated intraocular pressure. This was a concern given strong family history of glaucoma and a referral to Ophthalmolo...

19 January 2018

Emergency treatment for wet AMD

My elderly Mother was urgently referred to the Eye Clinic after visiting her Optician with deteriorating eye sight. She was seen the foll...

16 January 2018

Last updated on 12 January 2018.

Information supplied by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust