Big Brother’s Reggie Bird Shares Surgery Results After Shock Diagnosis

She shocked fans earlier this month when she revealed she had been diagnosed with a rare genetic diseaseand now Big brother star reggie bird took to social media to share the results of her recent surgery.

The two-time reality TV winner, who is legally blind after being previously diagnosed with a rare inherited eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa, recently learned that she has Usher syndrome which will deprive her of her sight and hearing. .

Big Brother star Reggie Bird has shared the results of his recent surgery. Photo: Instagram/reggiebirdbb

“That’s not what I wanted to hear,” she told her followers. “It’s the worst thing you can have. I will become deaf-blind.

Now Reggie has updated his fans and revealed the results of his cataract surgery, which saw the lens in his left eye removed.

“My cataract surgery went well yesterday,” she said on Instagram over the weekend alongside a photo of her left eye encased in clear protection.


“I was so nervous that my first one I had done 3 years ago at Gold Coast Hospital and it didn’t go well at all,” she continued. “They left half of the cataract in my eye and it was like broken glass.

“I then had to go back to my ophthalmologist to laser the holes in to fix it. So my fabulous ophthalmologist, Dr Bourke, did my left eye this time around.

Reggie added that, unlike last time, she asked her doctor for additional anesthesia so she wouldn’t watch the operation unfold.

“Hopefully once healed I will have more clarity in that eye,” she concluded.

Big Brother's Reggie Bird after his surgery.

Reggie shared that unlike his previous operation, everything went well this time. Photo: Instagram/reggiebirdbb

“You are an incredible source of inspiration”

Reggie’s post was quickly inundated with messages of support from his followers, including others Big brother stars Estelle Landy and Tilly Whitfield who commented on the heart emojis.

“So glad it went well Reggie,” wrote her season 14 roommate David Graham, while Glasses box Stars Anastasia and Faye added: ‘God bless you beautiful girl’.

“You can do it! So glad it went well. We all think you’re the best,” radio host Emily Jade O’Keeffe said.

“Sending you love and healing vibes Reggie,” shared one follower, followed by another user who remarked, “You are an amazing inspirational girl.”

Big Brother's Reggie Bird.

Reggie’s followers sent him “loving and healing vibes”. Photo: Channel Seven

“Turn it into a positive”

Reggie’s health update comes shortly after she told her fans that she would turn her devastating diagnosis into a positive by creating a bucket list to complete before losing her sight.

“I’m turning it into a positive, I don’t want it to be a negative,” she said in another Instagram video.

“I want it to be positive. I want to make the most of every bloody day I have left to see and hear.

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