Savannah Guthrie — journalist, Today show host, wife, and mother of two — has been dealing with a pretty serious eye injury for the past year.
On the day before Thanksgiving in November 2019, Savannah was playing with 3-year-old son Charley when he accidentally threw a toy train right at her face, its sharp point landing square in her right eye.
The popular anchor was noticeably absent from the Today show for a whole week as her eyesight “went from blurry to dark.”
Thankfully, Savannah was able to have surgery to repair her torn retina, which left her temporarily without vision. She says that surgery ultimately saved her from permanently losing vision.
“When you have this retinal detachment, most people will end up developing cataracts, obviously at a much younger age than would normally be expected,” she told People magazine. “When you have cataracts, you get blurry spots and you notice it more and more.”
The pandemic hit in the midst of Savannah’s medical crisis, which led to her surgeries being pushed back at a crucial point.
But it’s good to see she can now see again!
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