Former AC Milan, Real Madrid, San Paolo and Brazil’s National Soccer Team Player
Vision Problem: Myopia and High Astigmatism
Procedure: TLCT and PSP Program
Dr. Angelo Appiotti performed TLCT surgery in combination with the PSP program (Personal Sportsman Profile), an athlete specific program designed to achieve superior and, above all, stable vision, with fast and accurate eye movements at every change of distance and light.
Kakà successfully underwent surgery to treat high myopia associated with moderate to high myopic astigmatism in both his eyes that was compromising the athlete’s performance. He barely tolerated contact lenses, which, moreover, did not provide excellent correction for his astigmatism and would rotate during sprints, headers or quick lateral movements.
The surgery eliminated Kakà’s dependence on contact lenses allowing him to achieve a visual acuity of 20/10, which he still has now, 10 years after surgery.