Asico Hill Prechopper
For a nucleus of grade 2, this design will allow for easier penetration, with initiation and propagation of the first crack using Dr. Akahoshi’s standard “karate” pre-chop technique. The sharp tip and thin edges, allow the instrument to move more easily through nuclear material. For nuclei grades 3-4 the sharp tip and razor sharp internal cutting edge, allows the surgeon to both penetrate and slice through the nucleus using a downward movement of the tip while simultaneously elevating the handle. This allows the curved, sharp inside edge of the instrument to cut through the nucleus using both vertical and horizontal forces, much like the cutting action of a saber blade. Enables the division of dense nucleus without counter force.