Queen Elizabeth Underwent a Secret Cataract Surgery Last Month, Palace Confirms

Get well soon, Queen Elizabeth! The 92-year-old monarch underwent a secret cataract surgery last month, Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement on Friday, June 8. "I can confirm that The Queen successfully underwent a short, planned procedure to treat a cataract last month," a palace spokesperson said, according to People. Cataract surgery is typically performed in an outpatient facility — the Queen reportedly checked into King Edward VII's hospital for the day — is very common and generally safe, and is often done to correct blurry vision and increased glare from lights. Since colors may appear brighter to a patient who has undergone cataract surgery, it is advised that a person wears sunglasses while outdoors following the procedure. The Queen on May 31. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) It seems the Queen has been following her doctor's orders after the operation because she has been spotted wearing sunglasses at several royal events throughout the past few weeks.
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