Table 7

Postsurgical interventions and bleb management
Phacotrabeculectomy Phacocanaloplasty P value*
n of eyes (%) 20 (51.3) 19 (48.7)
Laser suture lysis
  n of patients 10 (50.0) - -
  Number of sutures 0.8 ± 0.9 - -
5-fluorouracil (5-FU) bleb injections
  n of patients 16 (80.0) - -
  Number of 5-FU injections 6.2 ± 3.7 - -
  Range 0–10
VEGF-inhibitor bleb injections
  n of patients 3 (15.0) - -
  Number of anti-VEGF injections 0.2 ± 0.4 - -
  Range 0–1
Bleb needling 3 (15.0) - -
Conjunctival suture 1 (5.0) 0 (0.0) 1.000
Scleral flap revision 2 (10.0) - -
Nd:YAG laser goniopuncture - 2 (10.5) -
Iridoplasty - 1 (5.3) -
Additional IOP-lowering procedures
  Cyclodestructive 1 (5.0) 2 (10.5) .605

Absolute values (percentage).

VEGF vascular endothelial growth factor, Nd:YAG Neodynium: neodymium yttrium aluminium garnet, IOP intraocular pressure, n sample size.

*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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