Young surgeons need to learn to perform phaco chop — it makes cataract surgery efficient and increases safety. Less ultrasonic energy is needed and less fluid is run through the anterior segment, making for a faster visual recovery. Let’s be clear, it is not easy to learn — it will require studying videos, practice, and then more practice. But you can certainly do it and I have complete faith in you. This video shows the critical placement of the phaco tip and the chopper to achieve the type of combo-chop that you see in most of my videos.
click below to see the critical placement of instruments for phaco chop: