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British Queen had surgery to remove cataract

10 June 2018

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

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Following the procedure, the Queen did not cancel or postpone any engagements, and has been seen on good form at events including the Buckingham Palace Garden Party and the Chelsea Flower Show. If left untreated, cataracts can cause blurry vision and eventually blindness.

The 92-year-old monarch was treated as an outpatient at King Edward VII's hospital in central London.

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The last time Queen Elizabeth was in hospital was in 2013 at age 86 after she suffered a bout of gastroenteritis.

Cataract surgery is one of the most common medical procedures in the United Kingdom and involves replacing the cloudy lens inside your eye with an artificial one.

The straightforward procedure usually takes 30 to 45 minutes.

Queen Elizabeth II appears to be fully recovered from eye surgery, walking through Westminster Abbey, Friday, June 8.

The queen and the duchess are scheduled to travel north overnight on Wednesday in the Royal Train to Cheshire, where they will open a new bridge, visit a theater and have lunch at the Chester Town Hall.

British Queen had surgery to remove cataract