Welcome to IVF
Welcome to IVF
Welcome to IVF
The Diode Laser
THE DIODE LASER

In order to further enhance our pregnancy rates we have introduced laser technology for Assisted Embryo Hatching. The laser beam is focused over the zona making a small opening between 30 to 40 microns in order to facilitate embryo hatching. The entire procedure is completed in a few milliseconds. Laser Assisted Hatching is particularly useful for older women (more than 35 years), women with oocytes showing a thick zona and women who have tried IVF unsuccessfully several times.

The laser can also be used for sperm tail cutting. The sperm is immobilized prior to its injection into the cytoplasm of the egg by mechanically cutting off its tail. Instead of using the micropipette to perform this procedure, the laser beam is focused on the sperm tail, thus immobilizing it in a few milliseconds without damage to the rest of the sperm. Sperm tail immobilization by the laser obviates the need to suspend the sperm in a chemical called PVP thus enhancing the safety of the ICSI procedure.

The diode laser is also used to make an opening in the zona through which a single cell (blastomere) is aspirated at the time of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD).