Laser Assisted Hatching
Laser Assisted Hatching: In this technique, Zona Pellucida, a glycoprotein layer is opened with the help of the anodyne laser in order to attenuate the upper layer of the embryo. This upper layer can be removed from the Zona Pellucida and placed in the microscope. This plays a very crucial role as there is only one sperm that can perforate with the egg in order to take place the fertilization process. You can consult the best gynecologist for the Laser-assisted hatching in India.
The laser is used to soften the shell. This is non-contact which means that there is not any kind of the direct contact with the laser. Laser assisted hatching can be helpful to open the embryo with the help of the laser. This procedure is performed with the proper precision and the delicacy. This technique will increase the pregnancy rate among the women.
Laser assisted hatching is the less time-consuming process. This is helpful to shield the embryo from the toxic chemicals. These are vital to decrease the stress that should be placed upon the embryo. This technique provides the safety that the embryo should be less exposed to any kind of the physical manipulation.
The laser assisted hatching cost in India is affordable for those who are coming to India as compared to other western countries.
Who is the right candidate for the Laser assisted hatching?
- Patients who have the failed IVF and ICSI cycles are the right candidate for the Laser assisted hatching.
- Patients, who have the frozen embryo transfer, will be the right candidate for the Laser assisted hatching.
- Patients whose age is 37 years but produce the eggs with the help of the harder Zona Pellucida, will be the suitable candidate for the Laser assisted hatching.
- Patients, who have the high Stimulating Hormone level, will also go for the Laser Assisted Hatching.
Laser Assisted Hatching of Vitrified Embryos
A human egg or oocyte is also having the outer protective shell that is commonly known as zona pellucida. Usually embryo is developed from the zygote (day 1) and goes to the blastocyst (day 5). This outer part of the Zona is thin. This will lead to the embryo to hatch out the shell easily and implant within the endometrial wall.
When an embryo is cryopreserved or vitrified, there may be chances that outer shell will be damaged due to the freezing process. This will make it more brittle or hardened. There will no progression like the normal embryo.
Laser assisted hatching is the method that is used to mechanically thin the outer layer of the zona pellucid. The thinning of the zona is essential in order to progress the blastocyst from the outer shell to endometrium. If assisted hatching can be performed with the fresh embryo cycle, there will not be maximum change with the technique. But in case of the frozen embryo groups, clinical pregnancy and the implantation rates are very high with the assisted hatching group.
However, in the frozen embryo groups, clinical pregnancy and implantation rates were significantly greater in the assisted hatching group.