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Sen. Harry Reid to have eye surgery next week

Sen. Harry Reid to have eye surgery next week
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, makes his way on Tuesday to the Senate floor following the weekly Democratic Party Policy Luncheon at the Capitol. Reid returned to work at the Senate after suffering injuries exercising at his home in Nevada on Jan. 1. (Pete Marovich / Bloomberg)

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will undergo surgery on his right eye next week to deal with an injury sustained in an exercise accident on New Year's Day, his office announced Wednesday.

The Nevada Democrat will have the operation Monday at George Washington University Hospital in Washington.

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"Sen. 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 D.C. home next week," the announcement said.

Reid, 75, made his first appearance in the Capitol since the accident on Tuesday. He wore a bandage over his right eye. Reid also broke ribs in the accident.

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"His broken ribs are healing well and he will continue to maintain a busy schedule next week as his right eye heals," Reid's office said.

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