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Table 4 Early postoperative complications

From: Comparison of surgical outcomes of trabeculectomy, Ahmed shunt, and Baerveldt shunt in uveitic glaucoma

Complication, % (n) Total Trabeculectomy Ahmed Baerveldt p value
  n = 147 eyes n = 17 eyes n = 22 eyes n = 108 eyes  
Hypotony 22 (32) 47 (8) 18 (4) 19 (20) 0.027
Choroidal effusion 11 (16) 0 (0) 9 (2) 13 (14) 0.34
Cystoid macular edema 5 (8) 6 (1) 0 (0) 7 (7) 0.70
Hyphema 8 (11) 12 (2) 9 (2) 7 (7) 0.59
Shallow anterior chamber 3 (5) 6 (1) 0 (0) 4 (4) 0.57
Corneal edema/decompensation 17 (25) 6 (1) 9 (2) 20 (22) 0.26
Uveitic flare 9 (13) 0 (0) 4.5 (1) 11 (12) 0.44
Diplopia/strabismus 0.7 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.9 (1) 1
Blocked tube 0.7 (1)   0 (0) 0.9 (1) 1
Erosion 2 (3)   5 (1) 2 (2) 0.43
Revision 8 (12) 6 (1) 5 (1) 9 (10) 0.87
Patients with complications 69 (101) 65 (11) 68 (15) 69 (75) 0.92
Total number of complications 2 (220) 1 (21) 1 (27) 2 (172) 0.26
  1. Early postoperative complications were defined as complications occurring within 6 weeks to 4 months after surgery. The Fisher’s exact test was used for statistical analysis