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Laser Hatching

Assisted Hatching has usually being performed by means of mechanical force using a microneedle and by acid digestion of the outer shell. At P.D. Hinduja Hospital, we use the ziols laser system of Hamilton thorne to provide our patients with the fastest, safest and most uniform way of Assisted Hatching available today referred to as Laser Assisted Hatching.

During  Laser Assisted Hatching, the outer shell of the embryo is breached by firing a few laser pulses. The laser is fired far away from the cells of the embryo so that the cells are not damaged. This process only takes a few seconds to complete per embryo minimizing the time each embryo is exposed outside of the incubator.

Which patients could benefit from this procedure?

The most common indications are:
  • Thick and/or abnormal egg shell.
  • Poor quality/slow developing embryos.
  • Embryos exhibiting excessive fragmentation.
  • Patient with 2 or more previous failed IVF cycles.

There is no harm to the embryo except the outer shell, hence there are no significant complications of use of LASER HATCHING, if used properly.