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Table 5 Late 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 6 (9) 6 (1) 0 (0) 7 (8) 0.53
Choroidal effusion 1 (2) 0 (0) 5 (1) 0.9 (1) 0.46
Cystoid macular edema 6 (9) 6 (1) 5 (1) 7 (8) 0.14
Hyphema 1 (2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (2) 1
Shallow anterior chamber 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1
Corneal edema/decompensation 12 (18) 6 (1) 5 (1) 15 (16) 0.41
Uveitic flare 0.7 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.9 (1) 1
Diplopia/strabismus 1 (2) 0 (0) 5 (1) 0.9 (1) 0.46
Blocked tube 2 (3)   0 (0) 3 (3) 1
Erosion 3 (5)   9 (2) 3 (3) 0.20
Revision 9 (13) 0 (0) 24 (5) 8 (9) 0.055
Patients with complications 38 (56) 24 (4) 46 (10) 39 (42) 0.36
Total number of complications 0.8 (110) 0.4 (6) 0.8 (17) 0.8 (87) 0.12
  1. Late postoperative complications were defined as complications occurring > 4 months after surgery. The Fisher’s exact test was used for statistical analysis