Rep. Dan Crenshaw 'hopeful and confident' of recovery following emergency eye surgery

Crenshaw had previously said he would be “effectively blind” for about a month after surgery, which involved injecting a “gas bubble” into his eye as a bandage to prevent further peeling. He added that he could not see until the bladder resolved, nor could he fly on an airplane for at least six weeks, as changes in pressure could cause the bladder to expand.

During a follow-up appointment with his surgeon last week, his retina was still in place, he added.

“I still basically can’t see much other than light and shadow as I am still in the early stages of my recovery,” he said. “I’m not sure what my vision will be in a few weeks, but I am hopeful and confident that it will return to normal.”

Crenshaw said he would “keep abreast of the law in the house” but would not post on social media or conduct interviews so he could focus on his recovery. His offices will still work.

“Tara and I are fine thanks to the generous prayers and support for which we are very grateful. We’ve been through tougher times and we will get through this, “he said.

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