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Today's Savannah Guthrie shares glimpse inside colourful home as she gives emotional health update

The Today host underwent cataract surgery to restore her eyesight

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Hanna Fillingham
Hanna FillinghamUS Managing Editor
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Today show host Savannah Guthrie has had an eventful week, having undergone cataract surgery in an attempt to restore her vision. The mother-of-two suffered from a detached retina last year, and as a result had to get the cataract removed. On Tuesday, the TV host gave an emotional update on the procedure, admitting she had "tears in her eyes" with relief as it had gone well. The star shared a photo of herself resting at her home in New York, giving a glimpse inside her beautiful living room in the process. The vibrant area was filled with flowers, and a modern wooden bookcase stacked with books.

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Today's Savannah Guthrie updated fans following her cataract surgery

In the caption, Savannah wrote: "Seeing all the colours a little brighter today. I’m so grateful my surgery was a success! I’m still healing but already noticing a major improvement in my vision. My eyes are filled - with tears of joy! So much gratitude to my gifted surgeon @abrissettemd and her amazing team! See you later this week on TODAY! And when I say “see you” - I really mean it."

Fans were please to hear that Savannah's procedure had gone well, with one commenting: "So happy to hear this!" while another wrote: "Sending so much love to you." A third added: "So happy to hear that your eye surgery was a success! I enjoy the Today Show every morning."

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The mother-of-two was accidentally hit in the eye by a toy train

Savannah had signed off early on Monday's show so that she could undergo surgery. The star told co-hosts Carson Daly and Hoda Kotb that she was looking forward to getting her vision corrected. She had been struggling with her sight since last year, when her son accidentally hit her in the eye with his toy train.

"It's been a long time, I'm super excited," she said. "I feel like it's Christmas morning because if they remove this cataract I'll really be able to see, and I've had a hard time seeing. Hopefully next time I see you I'll really see you!"

The official Today Twitter also wished Savannah well ahead of her operation, writing: "We're sending @savannahguthrie positive thoughts ahead of her follow-up eye surgery today."

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