The use of lasers in art: Does it help?

Gurgan T., Guven S., Demirol A.

14th World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization/3rd World Congress on In Vitro Maturation, Montreal, Canada, 15 - 19 September 2007, pp.183-185 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Montreal
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-185
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Lasers have been used in assisted reproduction with the purpose of manipulating the zona pellucida of embryos to perform assisted hatching, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, laser assisted ICSI (L-ICSI) and also immobilization of spermatozoa prior to ICSI and also for paralysis of spermatozoa for cryopreservation. L-ICSI is a safe, efficient, simple and easy procedure for routine use. It may prevent damage to the oocyte as demonstrated by a very high survival rates in many studies although conflicting results were presented in other studies. The literature also revealed conflicting results on the use of L-AH, some reporting significantly increased clinical pregnancy rates while others reported similar or decreased implantation and pregnancy rates. The introduction of laser technology seems to be a helpful to simplify the various technique of gamete and it would be more feasible following increase in the number of related articles.