Attorney Dan Crenshaw says he will be 'blind' for a month after undergoing emergency eye surgery

An Afghan veteran, who wears an eye patch, hopes that surgeons will reach a closed retina in time to save his vision.


U.S. Attorney Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, will be "blind" for a month after being rushed to emergency eye surgery to treat a secret retina, the lawyer said Saturday.

Crenshaw, 37, who was recently fitted with a patch, recently saw "some dark spots" in his vision before an ophthalmologist on Thursday "found my retina dislocated," a Texas Republican two-term long post on Twitter.

"This is a terrible prediction for a one-eyed person," he wrote. "The forecast I received on Thursday was obviously very bad."

She underwent surgery at Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston on Friday. The process went well, according to Crenshaw, who told delegates they would not hear from him for a few weeks.

"The surgery went well, but I will still be blind for a month," Crenshaw wrote.

“That's why you can't hear me for a while. I probably won’t have conversations and I probably won’t post on social media, without giving updates on my health and my recovery. "

The US Navy SEAL lost its right eye in 2012 due to an IED blast in Afghanistan.

"Anyone who knows the history of my injury knows that I do not have a 'good eye,' but part of a good eye," he wrote.

Crenshaw is best known for his run with "Saturday Night Live" comedian Pete Davidson, who in 2018 joked about the candidate's eyeball.

"You'd be surprised to hear that you're going to run in a Texas congressional election and not a celebrity in a porno game," Davidson said with a picture of Crenshaw on screen. "I'm sorry, I know he lost his eye on the war or whatever."

Blasting back was quick and hard, forcing Davidson to apologize.

"This time I'm sure I'm very shocked by the people I don't know, I made the wrong decision last week," he said after the incident. "I say this from the bottom of my heart. It was a poor choice of words. This man is a war hero and deserves respect from the world."

Crenshaw got his last laugh when he appeared on "SNL" and teased Davidson, saying "it looks like the meth from 'Breaking Bad' was human."

And during that short time, Crenshaw's cell phone went on to play Ariana Grande's "Breathin '", in a comedy that separated Davidson's high profile.

Last November, Crenshaw was re-elected to his seat representing the cities of Houston.

"Freedom is not free - it is based on our commitment to the men and women who serve as my friend, Dan Crenshaw," U.S. Attorney General Jodey Arrington, R-Texas, said in a statement. "Please join me in praying for her speedy and complete recovery."

And U.S. Attorney Sylvia Garcia, a Houston Democrat, added: "Prayers for you, Tara and the family. Let me know if I or my staff can help in any way. God Bless You."