For a dense cataract, the vertical chop technique works well because the chop will propagate through the nucleus. We have two guest surgeons in this video: Dr. R.K. Tadanki from Guntur, India and Dr. Sunil Kumar from Ranchi, India — and they both have effective techniques for vertical chop. You may be surprised to see that both of these surgeons can chop the cataract with just a Sinskey hook. We have always emphasized that great technique and good hands are more important than a specific instrument.
Click below to learn vertical chop from this excellent video: