University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Stop Sooner And Chop

Thomas A. Oetting, MS, MD; Nadini Gandhi, MD

Here is a nice way to transition from stop 'n chop to phaco chop. Dr. Gandhi does half of a groove, spins the lens, as if she is doing stop and chop, then instead of proceeding with the other half of the groove, she embeds into the ungrooved section and chops the nucleus into two halves. The half of the groove allows her to have good control of the depth and it allow for an easier chop.


length approx 1 min


Dewey S. "Partial Stop and Chop." IN Chang DF. Phaco Chop: Mastering Techniques, Optimizing Technology, and Avoiding Complications. Thorofare, NJ: Slack, Inc, 2004. p. 64

last updated: 06-01-2008
  Share this page: