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See How Savannah Guthrie Celebrated the Success of Her Cataract Removal Surgery While Live on 'Today'

Manuela Cardiga
Jul 25, 2020
08:20 P.M.

Savannah Guthrie is happily declaring that she will be throwing out her glasses after her latest eye surgery.


"Today" show host Savannah Guthrie is over the moon after her recent successful eye surgery and shared her exhilaration with her co-hosts, her audience, and her Instagram followers.

This is the second surgery Guthrie has had to her eye this year -- the first was to correct a retina detachment and the second to remove a cataract which had developed as a complication.

"A blurry spot" that was impeding her vision was caused by trauma to Guthrie's eye last November, when her son Charley, then 2, accidentally struck her eye with a toy truck

Savannah Guthrie on the "Today" show in March 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Savannah Guthrie on the "Today" show in March 2019 | Source: Getty Images



Guthrie celebrated the success of her second eye surgery this year by posting a clip from the "Today" show on Instagram, which showed an exchange between herself and co-host, Hoda Kotb on her first day back on the job.

In the clip, a glowing Guthrie revealed that the surgery had gone extremely well and that she was recovered and seeing clearly for the first time in a long while. Guthrie playfully brandished her reading glasses and threw them away, exclaiming:

"You know there reading glasses I'm always looking for? Throwing them out!"



The second surgery, during which the cataract which was blurring Guthrie's vision was removed took place on July 20, 2020, and on July 23, the bubbly blond was already back at work and glowing. Guthrie revealed that her vision had already improved dramatically, and would continue "getting better and better."


What the TV host referred to as "a blurry spot" that was impeding her vision was caused by trauma to Guthrie's eye last November, when her son Charley, then 2, accidentally struck her eye with a toy truck. The result was a detached retina and a lesion that deteriorated into a cataract.



Her first surgery took place in December 2019, shortly after the accident, but her second surgery ended up being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Guthrie's eyesight was getting progressively worse as a cataract -- a clouding of the lens of the eye -- developed as a complication of the original trauma.


Nearly 7 months after her original surgery, Guthrie's vision is finally nearly back to normal and she expressed her excitement at seeing so clearly, and even reading small print without her reading glasses. The 48-year-old mom prepared her son, now 3, for her impending surgery by playing Operation with him.



After the surgery, Guthrie revealed that she wept when the bandage that had been protecting her eye was removed by her doctor, and she saw clearly for the first time in six months.

Gutherie is the mother of two -- son Charlie and daughter Vale, 5 -- whom she shares with her political consultant husband, Michael Feldman.

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