Table 3

Mean (±SD) corneal endothelial cell density (cells/mm2) and percentage of endothelial cell loss (%) between the FLACS and CPS groups at each follow-up point

ExamECD (cells/mm2)ECL (%)
FLACS groupCPS groupP value*FLACS groupCPS groupP value*
Preoperative2645±2752644±3090.37
POM12370±5802467±5640.1810.7±20.06.8±18.00.18
POM32374±5272433±5260.1911.2±17.98.0±18.50.10
  • *Wilcoxon signed-rank test.

  • CPS, conventional phacoemulsification surgery; ECD, endothelial cell density; ECL, endothelial cell loss; FLACS, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery; POM1, postoperative month 1; POM3, postoperative month 3.