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02/10/2015 09:56 am ET

Harry Reid To Have More Eye Surgery

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will undergo eye surgery on Wednesday, his second since he was injured while exercising in early January.

“This is a necessary step to assist in recovering full vision in his right eye,” Reid's spokesperson Kristen Orthman said Monday. “His recovery will require him to miss the rest of the week but he is not expected to miss any more time in the office beyond that.”

In addition to his eye injury, Reid suffered broken bones in his face, three broken ribs and a concussion while exercising at home in January. He returned to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, but did not attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Jan. 22.

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