A cataract is "a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil", according to a definition by All About Vision.
The Queen "successfully underwent a short planned procedure", a spokesperson announced, following reports by ITV news reporter Chris Ship who tweeted that the 92-year-old was treated as a day patient at King Edward VII hospital in London, the same hospital where husband Prince Philip, 96, had his hip replacement surgery ahead of the royal wedding.
The hospital is named for the queen's great-grandfather, King Edward VII, the eldest son of Queen Victoria.
Cataract surgery is performed to treat the cataracts which can cause blurry vision and increase the glare from lights.
Cataracts are more common in the elderly and can affect the ability to carry out daily activities such as driving. A person can be more at risk of developing them if they have a family history of cataracts.
The Queen has undergone eye surgery to remove a cataract.
What are the symptoms of a cataract?
Her real birthday is on April 21.
The surgery involves replacing a cloudy lens inside the eye with an artificial one.
This is the most common operation performed in the United Kingdom, and there is a high success rate in improving site. It can four to six weeks for patients to fully recover.
We've always known Queen Elizabeth is one tough lady, whether she was greasing elbows as a mechanic and truck driver during World War 2 or taking up the mantle of Queen at a young age.
Stranger Things Prequel Novel Coming in 2019 According to Deadline , the show is now being fixed to be turned into a book that will come out this Fall. Even more titles aimed at adults and younger readers are set to arrive later in 2019.
First 'Bond girl' Eunice Gayson dies at 90 Her character was due to be recurring in the series, but she was axed by 'Goldfinger' director Guy Hamilton. The original Bond Girl who worked with Sean Connery in the James Bond flick "Dr". " Trench, Sylvia Trench.
Supreme Court rejects NI abortion law appeal Another judge reached the same conclusion with regards to fatal foetal abnormalities, but not in the case of rape and incest. Supreme Court said the Northern Irish abortion restrictions did appear to conflict with European human rights guarantees.
He matched the description - red-haired with distinctive tattoos - of the man in the earlier attacks, police said. Back in 2008, the police nabbed him on a DUI and drug possession charge, and again in 2011 for obtaining heroin.
Chutkan said she needed more information before deciding whether to allow the administration to send the detainee to Syria. The detainee, who has a degree in electrical engineering, is married with one child, according to court papers.
Trump is a real gentleman who respects his wife and loves his daughter and has a warm relationship with his ex-wives", he said. A church group protested outside of the club over the weekend and is said to be back while Daniels is in the city.
Although Trump's statement about being treated unfairly was true, his willingness to pardon something that isn't there is not. Johnson, who served nearly 22 years in federal prison for a first-time criminal offense, was pardoned this week.
Mrs May said: "Where we disagree with our allies on something it is right that we say so and air the issue openly and frankly". Trump left the summit early headed for his meeting with the leader of North Korea next Tuesday.
The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere. The first lady ended some of the speculation this week by making her first appearances in almost a month.
Those numbers were offset by an increase in part-time job creation, leaving Canada's unemployment rate unchanged at 5.8 per cent. The professional, scientific and technical services sector added 17,000 an transportation and warehousing added 12,000.
Generation Zero is a brand new IP from Avalanche Studios, the developer behind games like Just Cause 3 and the upcoming Rage 2 . By tactically combining weapons, skills and equipment, you'll be able to lure, cripple, and destroy your enemies.
Bemba, the son of a businessman, became rich during years of close association with former Congolese leader Mobutu Sese Seko. Van den Wyngaert said it was up to the trial chamber to decide whether to release Bemba from his 18-year sentence .
What's more is that the company claims that anybody can learn how to fly this vehicle in the span of one hour. Due to its lightness and its small size (4,2×2,6 m), the flyer can reach speeds of about 32 km per hour.
Inside Anthony Bourdain's Final Days Before His Death
I had put myself in a very dark place and behaved recklessly in the not-too-subconscious hope that something awful would happen. He will continue to do so on Sunday evening, when a new episode of Parts Unknown airs at 9 p.m.
Nadal storms to 11th French Open title
Play has begun in the men's final of the French Open, with Rafael Nadal comfortably holding serve to love in the first game. Nadal then served out that game. "I am sure you will win here in the next couple of years", Nadal told Thiem afterward.
Dead Or Alive 6 announced with 2019 release date
However, DOA6 does try to welcome novice players by introducing a new combo and special attack system: Fatal Rush and Break Gauge. Longtime fans don't need to worry about any drastic changes to its core gameplay as that aspect has largely remained the same.
6 people killed by erupting volcano in Guatemala
The White House said in a statement that it was also dispatching aircraft to transport burn victims for treatment in Florida. David de Leon, spokesman for the disaster agency, said authorities had already evacuated about 300 people from nearby areas.
Tyson Fury wins comeback after opponent is retired
Fury roared from the stage but there was not even a hint of tension in the air as he joked with Seferi about the size difference. Seferi is 39, has not boxed at an elite level, was 7 inches smaller and almost 70 pounds lighter than Fury.
Release Date Confirmed for February 22, 2019 - Anthem
That's all we know so far, but with the game coming out holiday 2019, I'm sure we can expect to see more at next year's E3. You have to register here , but once in, you'll have a chance to play the Battlefield 5 , new EA Sports games and more .