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Table 6 Intraoperative and postoperative complications

From: Comparison of phacotrabeculectomy versus phacocanaloplasty in the treatment of patients with concomitant cataract and glaucoma

  Phacotrabeculectomy Phacocanaloplasty P value*
n of eyes (%) 20 (51.3) 19 (48.7)  
Intraoperative    
  Microperforation TDM - 0 (0.0) -
  Macroperforation TDM - 1 (5.3) -
Early postoperative (≤ 90 days)    
  Hypotony (IOP <5 mmHg)    
   n 3 (15.0) 0 (0.0) .231
   Duration (days) 1–15 -  
  Hypotony-related:    
   Choroidal detachment 2 (10.0) 0 (0.0) .487
   Shallow anterior chamber 1 (5.0) 0 (0.0) 1.000
  5-FU-related corneal erosion 6 (30.0) - -
  Hyphema ≥ 1 mm layered blood 1 (5.0) 4 (21.1) .182
Late postoperative (> 90 days)    
  Hypotony (IOP <5 mmHg) 1 (5.0) 0 (0.0) 1.000
  Choroidal detachment 1 (5.0) 0 (0.0) 1.000
  Conjunctival leakage 1 (5.0) 0 (0.0) 1.000
  Bleb formation - 2 (10.5) -
  1. Absolute values (percentage).
  2. TDM trabeculo-Descemet membrane, n sample size, IOP intraocular pressure, 5-FU 5-fluorouracil.
  3. * χ 2-test (Fisher´s exact test).