University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Learning Phaco Chop Step By Step

Contributors: Thomas A. Oetting, MS, MD; Jordan Graff, MD; Alex Cohen, MD, PhD; Nadini Gandhi, MD

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This video demonstrates how you can learn phaco chop in steps.

  • First learn to use the chopper in the eye while doing divide and conquer.
  • Second chop quarters while doing divide and conquer.
  • Third use stop n chop and vatiations to tranisition to phaco chop.
  • Fourth use white cataracts for chopping as their chalky texture makes them great for chopping.


last updated: 08-01-2010
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