July 23, 2020
"TODAY" co-anchor Savannah Guthrie revealed that her cataract-removal surgery was a success and says her eyes are filled with tears of joy.
“TODAY” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie has a lot to be thankful for, especially her improved sight. The show host shared a celebratory post on her Instagram, updating her fans and followers that her eye surgery went well. Guthrie wrote,
“Seeing all the colors a little brighter today ?. I’m so grateful my surgery was a success! My eyes are filled - with tears of joy!”
Guthrie also added that her eye was still healing and recovering from the surgery, but she had already noticed a significant improvement with her vision.
The picture she shared was a stunning shot of her admiring a colorful bouquet. She sent warm regards to the gifted surgeon who operated on her eye and the team that helped make the surgery a success.
Guthrie concluded her caption by saying that the next time she says “see you” on “TODAY,” she would really mean it. As always, her supportive fans celebrated the win in the comments section, encouraging her to get better and rest well.
The surgery was reportedly scheduled for much earlier, but due to the pandemic and the restrictions that came with it, she had to wait. She admitted that her vision might never be the same, but at this point, surgery is a welcome improvement.
The show anchor revealed earlier on the show that she was getting the surgery done and because of that, had to exit the broadcast early for the surgery on her right eye.
After she announced that she had to leave the broadcast, on Monday, July 20, episode of “TODAY,” the official Twitter account of “TODAY” shared a thoughtful tweet, wishing her the best in her surgery. The tweet read:
“We’re sending @savannahguthrie positive thoughts ahead of her follow-up eye surgery today [Red heart]”
The account also shared footage from the episode in which Guthrie explained in detail what was going on, why she needed to have surgery, and how it all started in the first place.
The cataract surgery was only a follow-up on a series of laser procedures she already had late in 2019, after her then 2-year-old son, Charley accidentally jabbed a toy train in her right eye.
Following the incident, the mom lost her sight temporarily before the laser procedures were done to prevent her retina from detaching.
As unpleasant as the whole situation was, Guthrie could not be mad at her son; the broadcaster was well aware that parenting toddlers came with its pecks!