Consultant Dan Crenshaw (R., Texas) introduced that he obtained emergency surgical procedure on his left eye on Friday, which is able to depart the congressman “successfully blind” for the subsequent month.
Crenshaw mentioned he seen blurry spots in his imaginative and prescient over the previous few days, and was knowledgeable by an ophthalmologist that his retina was detaching. The congressman’s proper eye was destroyed in an IED explosion whereas on a 2012 deployment in Afghanistan, and his left eye additionally required surgical procedure after being injured within the blast.
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) April 10, 2021
The Friday surgical procedure “went effectively, however I will likely be successfully blind for a few month,” Crenshaw mentioned in an announcement on Saturday morning wherein he thanked the medical crew who performed the operation. “In the course of the surgical procedure they put a gasoline bubble in my eye, which acts as a bandage for my retina. This implies I’ve to be face-down for the subsequent week or so, unable to see something.”
Crenshaw added that his congressional places of work in Washington, D.C., and Houston would proceed to function usually.
Crenshaw was first elected in 2018 to characterize Texas’s 2nd Congressional District, successful by about 7 proportion factors in an space that encompasses elements of Houston and its suburbs. Within the 2020 elections Crenshaw defeated Democratic challenger Sima Ladjevardian by virtually 13 proportion factors.