Light exposure of the ovum and preimplantation embryo during ART procedures

@article{Ottosen2006LightEO,
  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},
  year={2006},
  volume={24},
  pages={99-103}
}
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

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