Learning Vertical Chop

Vertical chop means that both the phaco probe and the chopper are placed within the capsulorhexis and then both are…

Slow Motion Phaco Chop

In the course of giving lectures across the USA and around the world, I meet many experienced ophthalmologists who find…

Methods of Capsule Polishing

For polishing of the undersurface of the anterior capsular rim, we can use a friction method with specialized instruments or…

Mastering Divide-and-Conquer Phaco

Back by popular demand! Most beginning surgeons start by learning divide-and-conquer as the primary method of nucleus division for cataract…

I am thankful for…

Today is Thanksgiving in the USA, which is a holiday in the USA when we give thanks to the people…

How to sculpt a nuclear groove

Sculpting a groove in the nucleus is required for techniques such as divide-and-conquer and stop-and-chop. The groove works best when…

Pre-Chopper Phaco Technique

There are many different ways to divide the nucleus during cataract surgery. Phaco of smaller nuclear fragments is easier and…