Treatment Options Laser Assisted Hatching (LAH)
The egg is surrounded by a shell called zona pellucida The zona has an important role in fertilisation as it allows only one sperm to penetrate the zona for fertilisation, and it retains the growing cells in an embryo fertilisation.
The embryo has to "hatch" or break out the zona in order to get important in the uterus.
assisted hatching involves making a small hole in outer shell of the embryo.
This opening improves the ability of the embryo to hatch easily and implant in the uterus. The technique is used to improve the chance of successful implantation.
Who Needs LAH?
At SS Fertility Centre, We offer the Laser technique for Assisted Hatching (LAH), whera a precision laser beam is focused over the zona pellucida making a small opening, between 10-20 microns to facilitate embryo hatching. LAH is done just before the Embryo Transfer.
The entire procedure is completed in a few milliseconds. Pregnancy rates rise above 50% to 65% with this technique.
We also routinely do assisted hatching in all frozen thawed embryos before Embryo Transfer to maximise success rates.