Resident Surgeon Learning to do Phaco Chop

In your quest to learn phaco chop, it is helpful to watch other beginning surgeons perform the same technique. In this video we have a resident in training who is doing his 40th cataract surgery and attempting the phaco chop technique.

For our UCLA residents, I tend to recommend doing about 10-20 divide-and-conquer cases, then progressing to stop-and-chop for the next 50 to 100 cases, and then advancing to phaco chop. This is merely a guideline and new surgeons may be slower or faster than this in their progression.

Click below to learn from this resident case using phaco chop:

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