Table 4

Comparison of changes over 3 years in endothelial cell characteristics and pachymetry in treated and fellow eyes

Treated eyes (n=219)Fellow eyes (n=219)
Year 3 - baseline, mean (95% CI)Year 3 - baseline, mean (95% CI)p Value
Endothelial cell density (cells/mm2)−98.4 (−154.1 to −42.7)−69.0 (−123.5 to −14.6)0.16
Mean cell area (μm2)15.8 (4.8 to 26.7)8.4 (−0.9 to 17.7)0.12
Coefficient of variation (%)−2.9 (−4.7 to −1.0)−3.4 (−5.1 to −1.7)0.57
Hexagonality (%)3.2 (1.6 to 4.8)3.1 (1.6 to 4.6)0.93
Number of cells analysed0.7 (−0.6 to 2.1)2.8 (1.2 to 4.4)0.03
Mean CCT (µm)−2.3 (−4.0 to −0.6)−4.2 (−6.8 to −1.6)0.13
  • CCT, central corneal thickness.