Table 6

Intraoperative and postoperative complications
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) -

Absolute values (percentage).

TDM trabeculo-Descemet membrane, n sample size, IOP intraocular pressure, 5-FU 5-fluorouracil.

*χ2-test (Fisher´s exact test).

Matlach et al.

Matlach et al. BMC Ophthalmology 2013 13:1   doi:10.1186/1471-2415-13-1

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