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 the surgery, which involved injecting a “gas bubble” into his eye as a bandage to help prevent further detaching. He added that he would not be able to see until the bubble dissipated, nor would he be able to ride on an airplane for at least six weeks because pressure changes could cause the bubble to expand.

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

“I still cannot see much other than lights and shadows, basically, as I am still in the early stages of my recovery,” he said. “I am not sure how my vision will be in a few weeks, but I am hopeful and confident that it will return to normal.”

Crenshaw said that he was “staying up to date on legislation in the House” but would refrain from making social media posts or conducting interviews so he could focus on his recovery. His offices will still be working.

“Tara and I are doing well, thanks to the generous prayers and support for which we are so very grateful. We’ve been through harder times before and we are going to get through this,” he said.