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Buckingham Palace Confirms Queen Elizabeth II Had Cataract Removal Surgery In May

Date June 11, 2018 15:33

Queen Elizabeth II has over the years carved a special niche for herself in the world of fashion. And while she has never been big on wearing traditional sunglasses outdoors, she is almost always wearing her regular glasses which happen to double as sunglasses.

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While they may not look like much, photochromic glasses help keep harmful UV rays away from the eyes. Since the color of the lenses also changes depending on the intensity of sunlight, these glasses also make a style statement, like the "Transformers.Dark or light, you can still look cool just like the Queen.

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Lately, the Queen has been wearing her glasses more often than usual. She was spotted wearing them at Buckingham Palace parties and also at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

According to The Telegraph, a representative from Buckingham Palace stated that the Queen had undergone eye surgery to remove a cataract sometime in May.

I can confirm that the Queen successfully underwent a short planned procedure to treat a cataract last month.

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The 92-year-old monarch had the option of sitting out her several engagements while her eyes heal, but she opted to stick to her regular schedule, with the help of her classy UV glasses. 

Earlier in 1995, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen mother, also went for a cataract surgery.

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Cataract occurs as misty patches on the lens of the eye and, if not attended to, can cause blurry vision and blindness. It is more common in elderly people, but some families with a history of cataracts can see the condition manifest in much younger people.

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The human eye is a very sensitive organ and needs to be given as much attention as the rest of the body. Regular eye examinations are recommended to forestall the occurrence of any medical conditions.

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Also, if experiencing any discomfort such as swelling or itching, it is advisable that an ophthalmologist be seen immediately. Some eye conditions may only be symptoms of more serious conditions, and self-diagnosis and treatment is unlikely produce any real solutions.

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