1665: Curriculum Lesson 11: basic phaco chop

Phaco chop is the most common nucleo-fractis technique among expert and master cataract surgeons because it is the most efficient and safest way to phaco the nucleus. This technique is not new and was first described by Nagahara more than 25 years ago. It is certainly more difficult to learn when compared to divide-and-conquer but the extra effort is worth it. Over the past 22 years of teaching residents, only about a third of them were able to learn phaco chop during residency. This means that the others will have to learn on their own once in practice or stick with what they learned in training. This is a long video compilation of six prior videos which lay the groundwork for the basic phaco chop technique. You can do it — get learning!

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