In our Complete Cataract Case series, we present the technique of phaco flip. This is a great technique for a softer nucleus with less nuclear sclerosis where it is difficult to chop a mushy nucleus. This involves creating a sufficiently large capsulorhexis (at least 5 mm in diameter) and then using gentle but persistent hydro-dissection to partially prolapse the nucleus out of the capsular bag. The technique is explained in detail in this video and to learn the low force level needed for hydro-dissection, please refer to this prior video.
click to learn the technique of phaco flip for your soft cataract patients: