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Laser Assisted Hatching is a laboratory procedure performed usually on cleavage stage embryos, which generally are on the day 3 of In Vitro development, before being transferred back to the patient’s womb.
During the Assisted Hatching procedure, a small incision is made in the outer shell of the embryo. In order to provide assistance to the embryo in breaking out of the shell and to facilitate the implantation process, laser assisted hatching is done.
How is laser assisted hatching performed?
Laser Assisted Hatching is usually performed with the help of mechanical force using a microneedle and by acid erosion of the outer shell. The use of latest cutting-edge laser technology is used to provide the fastest, safest and most uniform way of Assisted Hatching.
During Laser Assisted Hatching, the outer shell of the embryo is crossed over by firing a few laser pulses. The laser is fired at a distance away from the cells of the embryo so that the cells are not damaged in any way. This process takes only a few seconds to complete for one embryo. Hence minimizing the time each embryo is exposed outside of the incubator.
Who is most benefited by laser assisted hatching?
- Advanced maternal age.
- Patients with elevated Day 3 FSH.
- Thick or abnormal egg shell.
- Poor quality or very slow developing embryos.
- Embryos exhibiting excessive and extensive fragmentation.
- Patients with two or more previously failed IVF cycles.
What are the risks of laser assisted hatching?
There are chances that this procedure is no more likely to cause an abnormality to the baby when compared to IVF without Laser Assisted Hatching. The outer shell of the embryo is the only one being treated leaving the embryo unharmed.
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