The phaco chopper instrument does more than just chop the nucleus. We use it to pull nuclear pieces out of the capsular bag, to push nuclear pieces to the phaco tip, to protect the posterior capsule, and even to help fixate the eye. This complete cataract cases showcases a surgery where we use the chopper in many different ways. More advanced surgeons tend to use fewer instruments because we can do many duties with a single instrument.
click below to learn from this complete cataract case: