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XO Aspheric Lenses - Preloaded and Heparin models available

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XO aspheric lenses are designed to compensate for aberrations of the eye to achieve exceptional optical performance - even in cases of clinically occurring IOL misalignment.


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Lens Specifications

XO Aspheric Lenses

"HEP" indicates a heparin model

  HQ-201 XO
HQ-201Y XO
HQ-201 HEP XO
HQ-203 XO
HQ-203 HEP XO
HQ-204 RM
HQ-204Y RM
HQ-204V XO
Hexa 1 XO
Hexa 1Y XO
HEP 1 XO
HEP 1Y XO
Lens Material: Hydrophilic Hydrophobic
Overall Diameter: 12.5mm 12.5mm or 13.0mm 11.0mm 13.0mm
Optic Diameter: 6.0mm 6.0mm 6.0mm 6.0mm
Haptic Angulation:
A-Constant*: 118.2 118.2 118.4 117.8
AC-Depth*: 5.1 5.1 5.1 4.8
Refractive Index: 1.46 1.46 1.46 1.49
Haptic Material: Acrylic PVDF** Acrylic Acrylic
Power Range:
(in 0.5D increments)
+4.0 to +30.0D
(HQ-204 RM & HQ-204Y RM: +13.0 to +30.0D)
+4.0 to +34.0D

*A-Constant and AC-Depth are estimated and not based on clinical data.
**PolyVinylidene Fluoride.


Summary of Benefits

  • Improved image quality and contrast sensitivity, especially in low light conditions.

  • Lower refractive index of hydrophilic material may lead to fewer internal reflections.

  • Unlike first generation aspheric IOLs, consistent results may be expected even in cases of clinically occurring lens decentration or tilt, as shown by wavefront analysis.
Image Quality Comparison

Traditional spherical IOLs are subject to aberrations that result in slightly distorted images on the retina - particularly at large pupil diameter. This is because light rays that enter the eye peripherally undergo stronger refraction than those that enter centrally. One of the benefits of Hexavision XO optics is improved contrast sensitivity especially in low light (large pupil) conditions, as shown in these resolution target photos taken through an eye model:


Image Quality Comparison

Best focus position is defined at 3 mm pupil (photopic condition)
and maintained at 5 mm pupil testing (scotopic condition).


Total Residual Spherical Aberration

Is Total Residual Spherical Aberration the most important factor in choosing an aspheric lens?

Spherical Aberration Comparison Chart

The answer is not as clear as one might think...

Vision Outcomes Comparison Chart

Images simulated from theoretical analysis using Zemax® software.

Regardless of lens spherical aberration, the optics of 1st generation aspheric IOLs are optimized for the centered position. Because of this some perform poorly if they become decentered or tilted - often to the point of performing worse than a spherical lens under the same conditions. And unfortunately, very few IOLs are perfectly centered in the eye.

Hexavision recognizes this and designed its XO lens with more than just perfect conditions in mind. Its optic design takes into account a broad range of aberrations arising with lens misalignment. XO was also optimized for the range of corneal asphericity to offer benefits for patients of different corneal shapes. Consequently, Hexavision's XO lens enables better image quality under real world conditions.


The Next Generation in Aspheric IOLs

One type of 1st GENERATION aspheric IOL is designed with a prolate aspheric surface to compensate for corneal aberrations when the lens is centered. Because the optics of these lenses are optimized for a centered position, they can perform poorly if they become decentered or tilted - often to the point of performing worse than a spherical lens under the same degree of decentration.

Unfortunately, clinically occurring lens decentration and tilt are common occurrences. Even the typical human eye itself, is not optically symmetrical. Hexavision recognizes this, and has designed its XO optics to represent the NEXT GENERATION of aspheric lenses. XO optic design takes into account a broad range of aberrations arising with lens misalignment. Its aspheric surface is non-prolate which physically distinquishes its shape from 1st generation aspherics. Consequently, Hexavision's XO lens enables better image quality under a variety of real world conditions.

MTF graphs

MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) analysis shows the significantly improved image quality of a Hexavision XO aspheric hydrophilic lens to a typical aspheric lens, under various degrees of decentration and tilt. In addition, the MTF of XO is comparable to or better than that of a spherical optic in cases of significant lens decentration and tilt.