Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Latest news
Main » Queen Elizabeth underwent cataract surgery, Buckingham Palace reveals

Queen Elizabeth underwent cataract surgery, Buckingham Palace reveals

10 June 2018

After surgery, colors may seem brighter because the patient is now looking through a new, clearer lens - explaining why the Queen has been sporting shades a lot more frequent.

Her Royal Highness underwent surgery last month to remove a cataract from her eye, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Queen Elizabeth II looks through a window at the view as she walks through The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries at Westminster Abbey in London
The Queen has surgery to remove a cataract from her eye

Queen Elizabeth II, looks through a window at the view as she walks through The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries at Westminster Abbey in London, June 8, 2018.

Her husband Prince Philip will then celebrate his 97th birthday on Sunday. "I have to be seen to be believed", she has said about her job as head of state.

More news: Rafael Nadal Wins The French Open 2018

Cataracts, which are most common in the elderly, occur when changes in the lens of the eye cause it to become less transparent, which results in cloudy or misty vision.

Britain's 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth II underwent eye surgery to remove a cataract in May, Buckingham Palace said on Friday.

More news: This new blood test can predict due date and premature birth

It's just been revealed that the Queen had a cataract treated at King Edward VII Hospital last month, amidst a busy schedule that included hosting the President of Turkey and his wife, throwing a garden party as well as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

In 2013, the Queen had her first hospital stay in 10 years when she suffered symptoms of gastroenteritis and missed an engagement in Swansea, according to local media.

More news: "Kingdom Hearts III" Launches in the West on January 29, 2019

Cataract surgery involves replacing the cloudy lens inside the eye with an artificial one. It can four to six weeks for patients to fully recover.

Queen Elizabeth underwent cataract surgery, Buckingham Palace reveals