Table 5

Main outcome: visual acuity and refraction combined outcome in the two treatment groups during the 1 year follow up after surgery

Postop timeTreatment
group
Achieved 6/9 or better vision and the planned refractionProportion ratio: Phako/ECCE
(95% confidence limits)
p Value
No (%)
Week 3:Phako163/244 (67)1.32 (1.13–1.54)<0.001
ECCE116/229 (51)
Week 6:Phako164/237 (69)1.22 (1.06–1.40)0.007
ECCE128/225 (57)
Month 3:Phako164/237 (69)1.15 (1.00–1.32)0.050
ECCE133/221 (60)
Month 6:Phako158/235 (67)1.04 (0.91–1.19)0.553
ECCE140/217 (65)
Month 12:Phako155/224 (69)1.07 (0.94–1.22)0.361
ECCE139/215 (65)