Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Print ISSN: 2395-1443

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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology (IJCEO) is open access, a peer-reviewed medical journal, published quarterly, online, and in print, by the  Innovative Education and Scientific Research Foundation (IESRF) since 2015. To fulfill our aim of rapid dissemination of knowledge, we publish articles ‘Ahead of Print’ on acceptance. In addition, the journal allows free more...


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Jonathan Hall, Dharmendra Nath*


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Aligned chopping for full thickness fragmentation in hard cataracts


Review Article

Author Details : Jonathan Hall, Dharmendra Nath*

Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 5-8

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijceo.2021.003



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Abstract

We describe a horizontal chopping technique to fracture the nucleus using an angled sharp edged chopper, thats enters the anterior chamber through a side port in a 30? angle to the main incision. Following the capsulorrhexis, the phaco tip is buried into the nucleus centrally, while the surgeon-bent chopper is placed behind the lens on the opposite side of the main incision. When moving the chopper towards the phaco tip, the angle allows a sharp clean cut of the hard nucleus, dividing it in 2 hemispheres and consequently further in smaller fragments.

Keywords: Aligned chopping, Aligned chopper, Hard cataracts, Horizontal chop, Phaco chop, Protective chopping


How to cite : Hall J , Nath D , Aligned chopping for full thickness fragmentation in hard cataracts. Indian J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2021;7(1):5-8

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