University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Session 2: Oral Exam Potential Question

1) Describe the differences between:

  1. Divide and conquer
  2. Stop and Chop
  3. Quick chop.


Divide and conquer means make two grooves 90 degrees apart so that the nucleus is divided into 4 pieces.

Stop and Chop means that a single groove is made in the lens, the lens is divided in half, and then the halves of the lens are chopped into pieces for removal.

last updated: 9/11/2013
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