1281: flip and chop when it’s dense

This complete cataract case shows the entire surgery from first incision until the end. This allows for great learning for surgeons earlier in their careers since you can see the little nuances that make for a good surgery. This video showcases the flip and chop technique where we bring the nucleus partially out of the capsular bag (flip) before splitting it (chop). This is a lens of about 3+ to 4+ nuclear sclerosis, so not completely brunescent, but enough density where it cannot simply be phaco-aspirated. This technique allows for a safe and efficient nucleus removal while delivering a clear cornea the next day.

click to learn the flip and chop technique for a cataract with density:

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