If you tune in to the Today Show, you’re probably aware that co-anchor Savannah Guthrie was absent from the show for a few weeks at the end of last year due to a serious eye injury. Guthrie, 47, first shared the news of her injury in late November, explaining that she was undergoing laser treatments to repair a torn retina, which was caused when her young son accidentally threw a toy train that hit her eye.
Within 24-hours after the toy hit her eye, Guthrie couldn’t see out of that eye due to a build up of blood behind the retinal tear. The retina is a layer of nerve cells that line the back wall of the eye, responsible for sensing light and sending signals to the brain. (more…)