Table 3

Surgical and postoperative complications up to and including 3 year follow up

ComplicationLensectomyECCEχ2 (McNemars)p Value
No (%)No (%)
Surgical complications (n=65) at time of procedure:
Machine failure8  (12.3)06.10.013
Iris trauma5 (7.6)03.20.07
Lens fragments in vitreous5 (7.6)03.20.07
Incomplete removal lens cortex 13 (20)1  (1.5)8.60.003
Postoperative complications (n=56) up to 3 year follow up:
Capsule opacification affecting vision (type 2 and 3)1 (1.8)37 (66.1)32<0.001
Pupil decentration affecting vision2 (3.6)1 (1.8)0.50.5
Retinal detachment2 (3.6)00.50.5
Epithelial in growth01 (1.8)01
Glaucoma1 (1.8)1 (1.8)0.50.5