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Table 2 Intraoperative 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
Pupillary diameter ± SD (mm)
Preoperatively 7.52 ± 1.21 p = 0.492; 95% CI −0.83 - 0.40 7.30 ± 1.55 7.99 ± 0.96 p = 0.124; 95% CI −0.13 - 1.06
After nucleous delivery 6 ± 1.20 p = 0.247; 95% CI −0.23 - 0.87 6.29 ± 1.12 6.52 ± 0.81 p = 0.042; 95% CI 0.20 - 1.08
Before IOL implantation 5.46 ± 1.06 p = 0.178; 95% CI −0.17 - 0.90 5.83 ± 1.09 6.17 ± 0.89 p = 0.008; 95% CI 0.19 - 1.22
Miosis 1 ± SD (mm) 1.52 ± 0.88 p = 0.330; 95% CI −0.64 - 0.22 1.31 ± 0.75 1.55 ± 0.74 p = 0.874; 95% CI −0.38 - 0.44
Miosis 2 ± SD (mm) 0.61 ± 0,45 p = 0.349; 95% CI −0.35 - 0.12 0.5 ± 0.47 0.35 ± 0.37 p = 0.024; 95% CI −0.39 - 0.03
Total intraoperative miosis ± SD (mm) 2.18 ± 0.91 p = 0.073; 95% CI −0.83 - 0.04 1.79 ± 0.67 1.88 ± 0.78 p = 0.156; 95% CI −0.72 - 0.18
Location of tunnel wound t:15 o:15 p = 1.000 t:14 0: 14 t:16 o:15 p = 1.000
IFIS signs
Iris billowing 19/30 p = 0.583 20/28 5/31 p = 0.000
Iris prolaps 7/30 p = 1.000 7/28 1/31 p = 0.026
Intraoperative complications
Minor 3/30 p = 1.000 2/28 1/31 p = 0.354
Major 1/30 p = 1.000 0/28 0/31 p = 0.492
Use of iris retractors 3/30 p = 1.000 2/28 1/31 p = 0.354
Mean operation time ± SD (minutes) 15.87 ± 3.21 p = 0.256; 95% CI −0.65-2.42 16.75 ± 2.69 15.26 ± 2.87 p = 0.421; 95% CI −2.10-089
  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, IOL = intraocular lens, t = temporal incision, o = oblique incision, IFIS = intraoperative floppy iris syndrome.
  5. p = value of significance, 95% CI = 95% confidence interval.
  6. Statistically significant differences between groups are highlighted in bold.