Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is scheduled to have eye surgery on Monday, a result of his New Year’s Day exercise accident.
“On Monday, as a necessary step to assist in recovering full vision in his right eye, Senator Reid will undergo surgery on his right eye at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.,” said Reid spokeswoman Kristen Orthman. “Senator Reid was notified that this surgery will be necessary following a doctor’s appointment yesterday.” The 75-year-old Nevada Democrat was back at the Capitol Tuesday after working from home since the beginning of the year. He is expected to return to the office Thursday before being out again next week following the surgery.
“Senator Reid is expected to be released from the hospital quickly following the surgery but under doctor’s orders to minimize strain in his right eye, he will have to work from his DC home next week. His broken ribs are healing well and he will continue to maintain a busy schedule next week as his right eye heals,” Orthman said in a statement.
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