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: