Maria Puente USA TODAY Published 6:32 p.m. UTC Jun 8, 2018 Next time you blanch at the prospect of minor surgery, think of this: Queen Elizabeth II, who turned 92 in April, just had successful eye surgery to treat a cataract last month. And this is after her husband, Prince Philip, who will turn 97 on Sunday, had major surgery for a hip replacement in April. 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. Those senior British royals are an indomitable bunch. Buckingham Palace announced Friday the queen had the relatively minor cataract surgery, after she was seen wearing sunglasses at a number of recent public engagements. The queen does not usually wear shades outdoors in public; she wants the crowds that turn out to greet her to be able to see the whole package, as it were. "I have to be seen to be believed," she has … [Read more...] about Why is the Queen wearing sunglasses? She just had successful eye surgery
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THE Queen had a successful cataract operation in May, it was revealed – but what exactly is a cataract? By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz / Published 8th June 2018 The Queen had been seen wearing sunglasses in public during recent royal engagements.Now Buckingham Palace have confirmed this is because she underwent eye surgery to remove a cataract in May.Queen Elizabeth had been treated as a day patient at the private King Edward VII’s hospital in London.A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “I can confirm that the Queen underwent a short planned procedure to treat a cataract last month.” GETTY WHAT IS A CATARACT? Queen Elizabeth has had a successful operation “I can confirm that the Queen underwent a short planned procedure to treat a cataract last month” Buckingham Palace spokesman What is a cataract?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 … [Read more...] about Queen eye surgery: What is a cataract? What happens during the eye surgery?
THE Queen has had eye surgery to remove a cataract, it has been revealed. The 92-year-old monarch underwent the successful procedure in May. In recent weeks, she has been seen wearing sunglasses at a number of events including the Royal Windsor Horse Show and Buckingham Palace garden parties. According to The Press Association she was treated as a day patient at the private King Edward VII's hospital in London. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "I can confirm that the Queen successfully underwent a short planned procedure to treat a cataract last month." And, it was business as usual for the head of state, who did not cancel or postpone any engagements. Cataracts are when the lens, a small transparent disc inside the eye, develops cloudy patches. Over time these patches usually become bigger causing blurry, misty vision and eventually blindness, if left untreated. Cataracts are more common in the elderly and can affect the ability to carry out daily activities such as driving. A … [Read more...] about The Queen has had eye surgery to remove cataract, Buckingham Palace confirms
Life-changing eye surgery for people suffering from cataracts is being rationed in Horsham, Mid Sussex and Crawley - despite health chiefs being told months ago that rationing must stop. Patients are being denied surgery in defiance of official guidelines from the Department of Health - unless their eyesight is deemed sufficiently poor.The Horsham, Mid Sussex and Crawley Clinical Commissioning Groups - which are responsible for paying for local health services - say they do not routinely fund cataract operations. Only those who score worst in tests are considered for surgery.And that is despite official guidelines from NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, which told health authorities last October that it was ‘crucial that patients, who will benefit from cataract surgery, are able to access it, whether for their first eye or second eye operation.’NICE added: “Any arbitrary use of visual thresholds for referral or surgery which restricts … [Read more...] about Vital eye surgery rationed across the district … despite calls for rationing to stop
Most of us take good vision for granted, enjoying being able to play sports, read books and scroll through Instagram without blinking an eye. But for the thousands of people who suffer from poor sight, there can be daily complications, irritations and struggles to deal with. That’s why many glasses wearers now turn to surgery in a bid to improve their vision and make life easier – but did you know that laser eye surgery isn’t always the right answer? In fact, one leading eye surgery based in Edinburgh and Glasgow admits they turn away around 30 per cent of patients who are interested in the corrective procedure. Here, we spoke to Jonathan Ross, a specialist in refractive cataract surgery and laser eye surgery at Laser Vision Scotland, to find out more. Lens replacement surgery can be a better option It’s quite normal to need glasses or contact lenses as you get older – but prevention is better than cure, and procedures such as lens replacement surgery … [Read more...] about This leading eye surgery turns down 30 per cent of its patients