1159: Pre-Chopper Technique

The pre-chopper is an instrument that can be used to split a cataract prior to inserting the phaco probe. It is effective and efficient and some surgeons use it for nearly every case. I find it easier to use the phaco probe and a chopper to split the nucleus, but certainly this technique is equally good in most cases.

click to learn about the pre-chopper technique and then aspiration without ultrasonic power: