Table 4: Complications from iodine-125 plaque irradiation at 10 years.

ComplicationNumber of cases
(%)
Mean time interval from treatment (months ± standard dev.) values (Pearson’s chi-squared test)

Radiation retinopathy4527 ± 15
 Group 114 (20)29 ± 18<0.001
 Group 231 (78)25 ± 10
Radiation papillopathy2329 ± 16
 Group 111 (20)29 ± 200.261
 Group 212 (30)29 ± 16
Cataract1329 ± 22
 Group 14 (7)33 ± 220.04
 Group 29 (23)27 ± 23
Strabismus145 ± 7
 Group 16 (11)2 ± 20.54
 Group 28 (20)7 ± 9
Vitreous hemorrhage723 ± 20
 Group 12 (4)20 ± 160.19
 Group 25 (12)25 ± 23
Exudative RD338 ± 18
 Group 11 (2)59 0.18
 Group 22 (5)28 ± 1
Overall treatment-related complications*33
 Group 114 (27)0.00053
 Group 239 (98)

*Patients experiencing one or more of the following treatment-related complications: radiation retinopathy, radiation papillopathy, visually significant cataract, or vitreous hemorrhage.
**There were no cases of neovascular glaucoma.