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Instagram Model Gena Tew Goes Blind in One Eye After Failed Eye Surgery

Gena Tew, an Instagram model is going through a rough patch in her life! Not long ago, the social media influencer revealed that she was diagnosed with AIDS. And now, she is facing more issues after her eye surgery.

As per a report by TMZ, the TikTok star has gone completely blind in one eye following eye surgery. Continue reading further to learn what happened to Gena Tew and how is she feeling at the moment.

What happened to the Instagram model Gena Tew?

Gena Tew has completely gone blind in one eye. It has been reported by the media outlet TMZ that, the Instagram model underwent surgery earlier this year in August after losing her vision in her left eye following her HIV diagnosis.

There was a glimmer of hope that the procedure would ultimately restore her vision. Gena has told the publication, that she’s become completely blind in that eye for a second time now.

Tew also went on to say that all she can see from her left eye is pitch-black darkness. Close sources have told the media outlet that after the surgery, her vision was better for nearly 5 days before it reverted.

The social media star stated that the doctors have prescribed new medicines to her, but all the drugs have done is made her sick. At the moment, the doctors are thinking about another surgery. As of right now, no decision has been made from the side of doctors.

Apart from this, Gena has witnessed some improvement in other areas. Lately, she has been putting on some weight. Over the last couple of months, she has gone from 90 lbs to 105 lbs. She is presently focused on getting back her ability to walk with the help of a walker.

Gena Tew spilled the beans on her AIDS diagnosis in March

For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Gena who is 27 years old right now, shared that she was diagnosed with AIDS in March of this year. At that point, she tried her best to answer all the questions of the fans about her diagnosis on social media. She also talked about how she got it.

Then, the Instagram influencer took to her Instagram page and said, “I do not know who gave it to me or where I got it, all I know is that because I was so sick to the point of death, they said I had to have had it for eight to ten years. At that time frame, I was in New York City and I was homeless.”

Apart from this, Tew also disclosed that she had gotten free tattoos, so it “could have been from a dirty needle.” She also stated that she had been assaulted while living in New York. She added, “Did I know those people? No. Did I say anything when those things happen? No, because I was naive and I was stupid and I was young.”

Sending love, light, and strength to Gena Tew during this hard time. You can drop your good wishes in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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