Horseback Riding Champion
Vision Problem: Myopia
Procedure: ReLEx SMILE
Dr. Angelo Appiotti performed ReLEx SMILE surgery to treat myopia. Alessandra needed surgery because she could no longer tolerate contact lenses, which kept shifting out of place during competitions and hampered her concentration and sports performance. During horse shows, it was increasingly difficult for her to find the right balance between the horse and the obstacles. The surgery eliminated the athlete’s dependence on contact lenses.
Final refractive outcome: 20/10 visual acuity 7 days after surgery.