1726: resident stop and chop case 200

Stop and chop is an important technique to learn during residency and even if you move on to a chop technique, it is useful in certain situations. I enjoy doing stop and chop in cases where it is beneficial to debulk the central nucleus. This is about the 200th cataract case for this resident and I’m featuring this case because the technique is quite good. You can see from the photo here that the draping is good, the eye is in primary position, and the Purkinje reflections stay in the center of the cornea as the groove is sculpted because the surgeon has mastered pivoting within the incision. This case is done so well that I only have a few minor suggestions for improvement. What advice can you offer this young surgeon? Comment below.

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