Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Britain's Queen Elizabeth, 92, had eye surgery last month

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives for a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives for a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London
Steven Clarke | 10 June, 2018, 20:33

About it the representative of Buckingham Palace told reporters, according to Reuters.

Buckingham Palace confirmed that she underwent the surgery before the Royal Wedding last month. It's an increasingly common procedure aimed at helping people suffering from the exasperating blurry vision that often comes with old age, or even middle age.

The Press Association news agency said Britain's longest-reigning monarch, who has been on the throne for more than 66 years, underwent the surgery, the most common operation performed in the United Kingdom, at London's private King Edward VII hospital.

If left untreated this can result in the person becoming completely blind.

Queen Elizabeth II donned sunglasses at Epsom Downs racecourse in Surrey on June 2, 2018, after cataract surgery.

What are the symptoms of a cataract?

The Queen at Epsom Racecourse Surrey UK on June 2nd following cataract surgery
The Queen at Epsom Racecourse Surrey UK on June 2nd following cataract surgery

Her husband Prince Philip will then celebrate his 97th birthday on Sunday.

What happens during cataract surgery?

Cataracts are when the lens, a small transparent disc inside your eye, develops cloudy patches.

During the operation, the surgeon will make a tiny cut in the eye to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear plastic one. It is typically carried out as day surgery under local anaesthetic and patients usually go home on the same day, but it can take four to six weeks to recover.

However, the Queen Mother stayed overnight when she had the operation.

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