1282: flip and chop for softer lens

If there is less nuclear density, then flip and chop is also a great technique. It brings the nucleus up out of the capsular bag for a safer working distance from the posterior capsule. The nucleus will likely need only one chop to split it into hemi-nuclear pieces. Then it can be removed with very little ultrasonic energy by performing phaco aspiration. This is a complete cataract case where you can see the entire surgery from start to finish. This is my go-to technique for a softer lens such as a primarily posterior sub-capsular cataract.

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