TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie Is ‘Seeing Well’ After Third Eye Surgery for Detached Retina
By Movieguide® Staff
Broadcast co-host and co-anchor on NBC’s TODAY Savannah Guthrie is thankful after third eye surgery.
Guthrie suffered vision loss in one eye after her then 2-year-old son, Charley, threw a toy. However, in 18 months, Guthrie underwent three surgeries and said she is on the mend.
“My eye is good. The short answer is that it’s good, and I think I’ve had my last surgery. I really do,” Guthrie told PEOPLE. “And I’m seeing well, and I just actually got a prescription for eyeglasses, which I haven’t been able to wear [yet]. So I’m super excited to wear glasses. And I kind of can’t believe that this all took so long, but honestly since the surgery I had last summer after the pandemic, my eyesight’s been dramatically better.”
Guthrie, who also shares 6-year-old daughter Vale with her husband Michael Feldman, confessed that the road to regaining vision isn’t easy.
“Apparently after you have that retina reattachment surgery, it’s very common to get cataracts, so that happened to me,” Guthrie told fans. “I have all kinds of things going on where 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.”
“Lots of people have had cataract surgery or their parents have had cataract surgery. … It’s very common in the elderly, but it happens if you have this retina detachment surgery. Once they remove that blur, I think it will be a lot better,” Guthrie added.
Despite the three surgeries and the accident involving a toy train, Guthrie maintains her sense of humor.
“I actually still have that train that my little boy threw. It’s hilarious,” Guthrie said. “Just yesterday we were making dinner and I look over and they have all the toys out and there it is, the train, which my daughter calls ‘the weapon.’ So my little boy does not like that. He said ‘she called it the weapon,’ and started to cry. I’m like, ‘It’s not the weapon. It’s just a train.’ “
“Honestly, I should have thrown it in the trash, but he likes that train,” Guthrie added. “Besides, he was only two. He [didn’t] know.”
Guthrie is an outspoken Christian and credits her faith in God for her constant joy and optimism.
Movieguide® recently reported:
Co-anchor of NBC’s TODAY Show Savannah Guthrie is unashamed of her relationship with Jesus and teaches her children to rely on God’s Word.
“I think sometimes people are surprised that my faith means so much to me,” Guthrie answered during an interview with Guidepost writer Celeste McCauley. “But I think that’s less and less true because I’ve talked about it publicly a bunch. If I’m asked, I talk about it.”
She added: “I love talking about my faith. I love talking about God’s love. I love talking about how we all struggle and are on this journey together.”
Guthrie’s heart for God started at a young age after her cousin encouraged her to memorize Psalm 23, a verse that sticks with Guthrie to this day.
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