"The patient Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele) was admitted to this hospital suffering from a detached retina in his left eye and underwent surgery to correct the problem," read a statement from the Albert Einstein hospital.
"The surgery went without problems with a good result."
Reports said Pele's problem arose during a trip abroad
"He was in Switzerland and suffered an abrupt loss of vision in his left eye," Pele's ophthalmologist Marcelo Cunha told the Estado News Agency.
"He called me and I told him to go and see a doctor. The diagnosis was that the retina had moved out of place."
"Now, Pele will have to rest for 10 days. The chances of a total recovery are very good. His vision will return to normal little by little."