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.