The Ernest Micro Nucleus Cracker forceps (K5-7242) was designed for surgeons who utilize a nucleus cracking technique through a micro incision. It is identical to the original Ernest Nucleus Cracker with a modified cross-action mechanism. This modification allows the surgeon to crack the nucleus through a 2.0-mm incision without stretching the wound. The instrument features delicate, serrated paddle tips which spread apart by compressing the forceps handle. A surgeon can easily divide a nucleus into smaller segments by inserting the delicate tips into a groove created with a phaco probe and cracking.