Light exposure of the ovum and preimplantation embryo during ART procedures

  title={Light exposure of the ovum and preimplantation embryo during ART procedures},
  author={Lars Ditlev M\orck Ottosen and Johnny Juhl Hindkj{\ae}r and Jakob Ingerslev},
  journal={Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics},
Exposure to visible light (400–700 nm wavelengths) is an unnatural stress factor to preimplantation embryos cultured in vitro. This study investigated the spectral composition and intensity of light during IVF procedures, and calculated radiation doses reaching the embryo during handling and manipulation. The study shows that normal IVF procedure may result in stressing radiation doses, unless filters are applied. This is at present not sufficiently recognised. No Danish IVF clinics use filters… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 21 extracted citations

Studies on Women's Health

Oxidative Stress in Applied Basic Research and Clinical Practice • 2013
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The use of morphokinetics as a predictor of embryo implantation.

Human reproduction • 2011
View 3 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Impact of the IVF laboratory environment on human preimplantation embryo phenotype.

Journal of developmental origins of health and disease • 2017
View 1 Excerpt

Effect of red light on the development and quality of mammalian embryos

Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics • 2014
View 1 Excerpt


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 20 references

Biological effects of blue light from dental curing units.

Dental materials : official publication of the Academy of Dental Materials • 2004
View 2 Excerpts

Activation of flavin-containing oxidases underlies light-induced production of H2O2 in mammalian cells.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America • 1999
View 2 Excerpts

Assessment of DNA damage in individual hamster embryos by comet assay.

Molecular reproduction and development • 1999
View 1 Excerpt

ture of human embryos in alpha modification of Eagle ’ s medium under low oxygen tension and low illumination

Y Noda, Y Goto, +3 authors T Moti
Fertil Steril • 1994

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…