Rep. Crenshaw says he will be temporarily blind after emergency eye surgery

Crenshaw said the news was “terrifying” and the forecast was “very bad”.

“Anyone who knows the history of my injuries knows that I don’t have a ‘good eye’ but rather half a good eye,” Crenshaw said in a statement. “There has always been a possibility that the effects of damage to my retina could reappear, and it seems that is exactly what happened.”

Crenshaw said he would rest undercover and see nothing for about a week after a “gas bubble” was placed to act as a “bandage” for the retina in emergency surgery on Friday at a VA clinic in Houston.

Crenshaw won’t conduct interviews or post on social media, he said, except for health updates. His offices will still work.

“I’ve gotten through worse and I’ll get through this,” added Crenshaw.

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