Does Anyone Use Dodick PreChoppers?
June 18, 2009
Dr. Dodick came up with the idea of using two choppers, roughly 180 degrees from one another and slowly bringing them together at the center to split the nucleus. This reduces phaco time. However, I have never seen it performed on any video out there, and I try to watch a lot of them. Personally, I had a bad experience in my early years when I inadvertently snagged the capsule when placing my chopper out to the equator, so I quickly gave up. I have stuck with divide and conquer, and I use the Ernest nucleus cracker. I recently asked Dr. Ernest at a meeting how he does his phaco and whether he uses it, too. He replied he also does divide-and-conquer, and uses the cracker on all his cases, and he doesn’t even have any financial interest in the gizmo!
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