1316: slow motion of combo phaco chop

This video features a combination phaco chop (a combination of vertical chop and horizontal chop techniques) where we play the same video clip at regular speed, then at half-speed, and finally at quarter-speed. By watching it again in slow motion we are better able to show the nuances which allow this technique to be so efficient. Once you realize that you can chop a nucleus into two halves with minimal ultrasound energy in just a second or two, you may not want to go back to divide-and-conquer (which is less efficient, requires more ultrasound energy, and is slower).

click to learn how to perform combo phaco chop with this slow motion analysis:

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