Just before Thanksgiving last year, Today Show co-host Savannah Guthrie experienced an eye injury at home. Guthrie explained that her 3-year-old son threw a toy train at her, knocking her in the eye. The accident resulted in Guthrie experiencing a torn retina.
According to Guthrie, initially, an attempt was made to “weld” the tear. Ultimately, she experienced a fully torn retina that required surgery. The retina reattachment surgery proved successful. However, in the aftermath of that medical procedure, which Guthrie credits for saving her vision in her right eye, the morning television host developed a cataract.
She went on to explain that she has now been scheduled for cataract surgery. Due to the stay-a- home directive in place New York as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Guthrie’s cataract procedure has been postponed.
Advanced Technology Effectively Resolves Cataracts
Fortunately for Today star Savannah Guthrie, significant technological advances have been made in regard to the treatment of cataracts. In this day and age, a person in Guthrie’s position is able to undergo a minimally invasive procedure to provide a clear vision for those who have been impacted by cataracts.
A cataract procedure is a relatively simple, minimally invasive procedure that involves the removal of the cataract (which affects the lens of the eye), and the insertion of a new lens. The procedure itself takes a matter of minutes. Recovery time from a cataract procedure of this nature typically is a matter of a few days.
Maximize Visual Outcomes Through a Cataract Procedure
Technology has advanced to the point today that not only can cataracts be readily addressed through a minimally invasive process, but other visual outcomes can be enhanced through the same procedure. Eye doctors are able to not only address cataracts through new lens implantation but oftentimes are able to enhance a person’s vision more generally through technologies that permit far more accurate eye measurements. The net effect of those more precise measurements afforded by the latest technology – the placement of lens implants that more specifically address a person’s individual needs.
A variety of different lens options are also available to an individual like Guthrie seeking cataract treatment. Indeed, the possibility even exists that a person might be able to decrease or eliminate reliance on glasses following this type of procedure.
If you are experiencing dull or blurry vision due to cataracts, or have some other concern regarding your vision, the experienced eye doctors at Matossian Eye Associates are available to assist. In addition, the eye doctors at Matossian Eye Associates can address a full range of your essential eye care needs.
You can schedule an appointment with a Matossian Eye Associates eye doctor any time that is convenient for you by calling us at (800) 708-8800, or request an appointment online.