How to sculpt a nuclear groove

Sculpting a groove in the nucleus is required for techniques such as divide-and-conquer and stop-and-chop. The groove works best when we understand how wide and deep to make it and also the path of the phaco probe required for best efficiency and highest safety. A poorly constructed groove will make it difficult to crack the nucleus into pieces and it may also pose a risk for capsule rupture by the phaco tip. This video explains everything with high-magnification and slow-motion,

click below to learn how to sculpt a groove in the nucleus:


  1. During nucleus craking into 2 pieces,i fined difficulty to reach groove depth without pressing on the globe ,is there any tips to follow to avoid that

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