The Lesieur HydroChopper is designed to efficiently chop and manipulate the nucleus without endangering the posterior capsule. It features a smooth, flat tip that extends from the anterior surface of the irrigator. This unique design reduces the overall tip length and allows the surgeon to see the chopper at all times for improved safety. The end opening port supplies maximum irrigation (48cc/min) while dual oval sideports help to avoid surge should the end port become occluded (especially important when working with vacuum greater than 400mm Hg). This instrument is available with a 0.8mm wide tip (K7-5865) for vertical chopping or with a 0.4mm wide tip (K7-5866) for horizontal chopping.