HOUSTON, Tx- — Prominent Texas congressman Dan Crenshaw announced in a Twitter post Saturday that he had undergone eye surgery and would be “effectively blind” for weeks.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 10, 2021
Crenshaw, 37, says injuries he sustained in Afganistan back in 2012 cost him his right eye and damaged his left eye.
“The blast from 2012 caused a cataract, excessive tissue damage, and extensive damage to my retina, it was always a possibility that the effects of the damage to my retina would resurface, and it appears that is exactly what has happened.”- Crenshaw
According to the post, Crenshaws ophthalmologist confirmed his left retina was detaching during a visit. Crenshaw says he originally went to see the doctor because of blurry vision. He had surgery on Friday April 9.
“The surgery went well, but I will be effectively blind for about a month,”- Crenshaw.
Crenshaw says his office will operate as normal while he recovers from surgery.