Course 18-402  Learning Phaco Chop: Pearls and Pitfalls

Saturday, April 18, 2015: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room 6B (San Diego Convention Center)

Course Description
Phaco chop minimizes ultrasound time and zonular stress. Pearls and strategies for learning this technique will be presented based on the instructors' experience in teaching residents. Using a special projection system, the audience will don stereo glasses to view 3-D high-definition videos that uniquely illustrate the angle and depth of the instrument tips for the horizontal (Nagahara) and vertical (quick chop) methods of chopping. A stepwise game plan for converting to phaco chop will be presented along with phacodynamics principles for selecting machine parameters and instrumentation.

David F. Chang, MD
Randall J. Olson, MD , Barry S. Seibel, MD and Louis D. Nichamin, MD
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