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Table 1 Preoperative data

From: Comparing the efficacy of mydriatic cocktail-soaked sponge and conventional pupil dilation in patients using tamsulosin – a randomized controlled trial

Patient group and pupil dilation methods
  Group 1. n = 30 Group 1 vs. Group 2 Group 2. n = 28 Group 3. n = 31 Group 1 vs. Group 3
Mean age ± SD (years) 78.6 ± 10.35 p = 0.350; 95% CI −6.10-2.18 76.64 ± 6.85 78.48 ± 5.84 p = 0.954; 95% CI −4.15-3.92
Hypertension 17/30 p = 1.000 15/28 17/31 p = 1.000
Diabetes 10/30 p = 0.243 10/28 6/31 p = 0.518
  1. Group 1. Tamsulosin treated patients and cocktail-soaked sponge dilation.
  2. Group 2. Tamsulosin treated patients and conventional drop dilation.
  3. Group 3. Control patients and cocktail-soaked sponge dilation.
  4. n = number of patients, SD = standard deviation, p = value of significance, 95% CI = 95% confidence interval.