Granger thanks constituents for their support, said eye surgery ‘went very smoothly’

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U.S. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) thanked her constituents for their words of encouragement after she recently underwent a medical procedure to treat an issue she was having with one of her eyes. 

Granger posted her message to reassure the people she represents in Washington, D.C., on her Twitter page.

“Thank you everyone for all your prayers and support,” Granger, who represents Texas’ 12th Congressional District, said in the July 12 statement. “My outpatient eye surgery for my detached retina went very smoothly.”

Granger said doctors injected a gas bubble into the eye that will take two weeks to dissipate, rendering her unable to fly since it could “create great damage.”

“For that reason, I will not be able to fly back to DC this week; however, rest assured I made a plan to represent you well. I will not miss a beat,” she wrote in the statement.

The lawmaker assured constituents that the operation “has an extremely high success rate,” according to her post on Twitter.

“Thank you again for all of your support. Here’s to winking at you,” she wrote in the Twitter post. 

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology a detached retina is when the retina lifts away from the back of the eye. 

The academy said it’s caused by fluid passing through a tear in the vitreous when the vitreous starts to shrink with age. The vitreous gets stuck on the retina, causing it to rip and lift the retina.

Signs and symptoms include: seeing flashing lights, noticing a number of “new floaters,” a shadow in your side vision, and the appearance of a gray curtain covering part of your vision. The American Academy of Ophthalmology said patients should see an ophthalmologist immediately otherwise there could be permanent vision loss in the eye. 

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