Savannah Guthrie revealed late last week that she’s been absent from work the past two days following a freak accident involving her 2-year-old son Charley.
“Charley threw a toy train right at my eye and it tore my retina,” Guthrie explained to her co-anchors during a phone interview.
She continued: “It happened last week, actually, and then I lost my vision in my right eye about 24 hours later. It turned out to be kind of serious. They were afraid my retina would detach. They told me to just take it easy and they’ve been doing a bunch of laser procedures trying to avoid having to do the whole surgery… [The toy train] has a really pointy edge and he threw it right at me.”
“I really did lose my vision in my right eye,” she said. “… It was so blurry from — not to get too gross — but there was so much blood inside my eye that it completely blocked my vision.”
Savannah Guthrie shared that she’s been seeing her doctors who are “essentially trying to weld back” the tear in her retina.
Guthrie’s vision is improving but still blurry after a series of laser treatments to repair a torn retina she suffered late last month.
The TODAY anchor gave an update on her condition Monday as she continues to heal from the injury.
“The vision is getting better every day, but I’m still blurry,” Savannah said during a chat with her co-anchors. “Right now it’s like having one contact (lens) in and (one) out. When it first started though, it was like a complete blur. I couldn’t have seen anything.”
Savannah estimated she’s had five laser treatments, which doctors have sought in an attempt to avoid having to perform retina surgery, which can be serious.