Table 3

Effect of surgical technique on final vision after surgery of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment

Scleral buckling (SB)
Vitrectomy (PPV)
Phacovitrectomy (PHV)
Pairwise comparison: p value
RangeMean (±SD)RangeMean (±SD)RangeMean (±SD)SB vs PHVPPV vs PHVSB vs PPV
Duration of vision loss (days)1/3011 (±10)1/3010 (±10)1/3011 (±11)1.000*1.000*1.000*
VA (logMAR) 
 Preoperative0.49/2.001.42 (±0.59)0.40/2.001.64 (±0.46)1.10/2.001.87 (±0.26)0.007*0.131*0.519*
 Postoperative0.10/1.000.41 (±0.27)0.04/0.600.20 (±0.15)0.01/0.630.21 (±0.17)0.012†1.000†0.007†
  • Mean follow-up (SD), days (6-month) 185 (±28). *t test.

  • †Mann–Whitney test.

  • PPV, pars plana vitrectomy; logMAR, logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution; VA, visual acuity.