Savannah Guthrie to Undergo Follow-Up Surgery for Eye Injury

July 20, 2020
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Savannah Guthrie shared that she is ready to take the next step to repair her vision.

The Today co-anchor left the show early to undergo cataract surgery on her right eye to help repair a blurry spot. She had to postpone the surgery due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"It's been a long time, I'm super excited," Savannah said. "I feel like it's Christmas morning because if they remove this cataract I'll really be able to see, and I've had a hard time seeing."

If everything works out, the co-anchor should have improved vision.

"It's kind of distorted and then it's got a wavy thing, and now I have this cataract, which is a big blurry spot," she said. "Once they remove that blur, I think it will be a lot better."

In December, the host had to get retinal detachment surgery after her son Charley threw a toy train at her eye.

She later gave an update about how she was doing. She explained on Instagram that she had to undergo a treatment that day due to “a massive tear in my retina and retina detachment."

She also shared a picture of a note from her 5-year-old daughter Vale. The note read, "Nobody can come into mommy's room."

Guthrie first shared the news of her injury on air on November 27 when she called into the show and explained her absence. The mother of two was present for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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