Rockville, Maryland 20850

  • Infertility, Male


Laser-assisted intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) has been suggested as a more effective alterative to conventional ICSI when this method of insemination is indicated for patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). Laser-assisted ICSI differs from conventional ICSI in that a laser is used to drill a small hole through the hard outer coating surrounding an egg before the injection needle containing a single sperm is inserted into the egg. The hole eliminates compression of the egg that normally occurs with conventional ICSI, and thus may reduce the chance of damage. Laser-assisted ICSI is hypothesized to result in increased egg survival, and perhaps improved embryo quality, compared to conventional ICSI.


Inclusion Criteria: - Diagnosis of infertility - Scheduled for IVF with ICSI Exclusion Criteria: - Retrieval of fewer than 6 mature oocytes



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Principal Investigator
Alana Davis, BS
Shady Grove Fertility Reproductive Science Center

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Rockville, Maryland 20850
United States

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Site Status: N/A

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Date Processed: March 30, 2020

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