The Queen has surgery to remove a cataract from her eye

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Queen Elizabeth II, looks through a window at the view as she walks through The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries at Westminster Abbey in London, June 8, 2018.

The reason why Queen Elizabeth has been wearing sunglasses so much lately has finally be revealed. And he was well enough to attend - unaided - the May 19 wedding of his grandson Prince Harry to the American actress, the former Meghan Markle.

Later today, The Queen will celebrate her 92nd birthday at the Trooping the Colour parade, with the royal family expected to appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the event. "I have to be seen to be believed", she has said about her job as head of state.

Cataract surgery is performed to treat the cataracts which can cause blurry vision and increase the glare from lights.

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Queen of great Britain, 92-year-old Elizabeth II has had surgery on his eyes.

The Queen was treated at the King Edward VII hospital in central London - the same hospital which carried out the hip replacement operation on her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in early April.

To treat them, the cloudy lens inside the eye is replaced with an artificial one in an operation that usually takes just over half an hour.

The last time Queen Elizabeth was in hospital was in 2013 at age 86 after she suffered a bout of gastroenteritis. It is the most common operation performed in the United Kingdom, taking 30-45 minutes, and has a high success rate.

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