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An '''ocular implant''' was an artificial medical device which was used to replace or augment a damaged or missing [[eye]].
 
An '''ocular implant''' was an artificial medical device which was used to replace or augment a damaged or missing [[eye]].
   
By the [[2360s]], ocular implants were a common medical prosthesis in the [[United Federation of Planets]]. In [[2365]], [[Doctor]] [[Katherine Pulaski]] offered the procedure to [[Geordi La Forge]], but he refused on the grounds that the technology was not yet advanced enough to afford the same visual range as his [[VISOR]]. ({{e|TNG|Loud as a Whisper}})
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By the [[2360s]], ocular implants were a common medical prosthesis in the [[United Federation of Planets]]. In [[2365]], [[Doctor]] [[Katherine Pulaski]] offered the procedure to [[Geordi La Forge]], but he refused on the grounds that the technology was not yet advanced enough to afford the same visual range as his [[VISOR]]. ({{e|TNG|Loud as a Whisper}})
   
By the early [[2370s]], implant technology had advanced markedly, with [[bio-neural circuitry]] replacing the [[Aroeste interface]]. In [[2372]], [[Admiral]] [[Jeremiah Hayes]] determined that the VISOR posed an unacceptable security risk, and ordered La Forge to undergo ocular implant surgery, or else give up his post aboard the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-E|-E}}. Though initially resistant, La Forge eventually consented. ({{eb|TNG|Slings and Arrows}}: ''[[The Insolence of Office]]'') The implants were similar in appearance to a normal [[humanoid]] eye, with mechanized detailing on the irises and pupils. ({{m|TNG|Star Trek: First Contact}})
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By the early [[2370s]], implant technology had advanced markedly, with [[bio-neural circuitry]] replacing the [[Aroeste interface]]. In [[2372]], [[Admiral]] [[Jeremiah Hayes]] determined that the VISOR posed an unacceptable security risk, and ordered La Forge to undergo ocular implant surgery, or else give up his post aboard the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-E|-E}}. Though initially resistant, La Forge eventually consented. The implants had mechanized detailing on the irises and pupils of the eyes of individuals wearing them. The implants could be made so that they would resemble normal eyes; however, La Forge decided not to have the implants disguised, leaving the mechanized detailing visible. ({{eb|TNG|Slings and Arrows}}: ''[[The Insolence of Office]]'' and {{m|TNG|Star Trek: First Contact}})
   
In 2373, [[Klingon]] [[General]] [[Martok]] refused [[Julian Bashir]]'s offer of receiving an ocular implant to replace the eye he lost while imprisoned by the [[Jem'Hadar]]. ({{e|DS9|Soldiers of the Empire}})
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In [[2373]], [[Klingon]] [[General]] [[Martok]] refused [[Julian Bashir]]'s offer of receiving an ocular implant to replace the eye he lost while imprisoned by the [[Jem'Hadar]]. ({{e|DS9|Soldiers of the Empire}})
   
The [[Borg]] often augmented their [[Borg Drone|drones]] with ocular implants, among [[Borg implants|others]]. ({{e|TNG|Q Who?}} et al.) [[Seven of Nine]]'s left eye was removed and replaced with Borg implants. Upon her rescue by [[USS Voyager (NCC-74656)|Voyager]], the [[Doctor]] replaced those implants with an ocular implant designed to resemble her other natural eye. ({{e|VOY|The Gift}})
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The [[Borg]] often augmented their [[Borg Drone|drones]] with ocular implants, among [[Borg implants|others]]. ({{e|TNG|Q Who?}} et al.)
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[[Seven of Nine]]'s left eye was removed and replaced with Borg implants. Upon her rescue by ''[[USS Voyager|Voyager]]'', [[the Doctor]] replaced those implants with an ocular implant designed to resemble her other natural eye. ({{e|VOY|The Gift}})
   
 
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Latest revision as of 16:31, July 17, 2013

Ocular implant

A close-up of one of Geordi La Forge's ocular implants

An ocular implant was an artificial medical device which was used to replace or augment a damaged or missing eye.

By the 2360s, ocular implants were a common medical prosthesis in the United Federation of Planets. In 2365, Doctor Katherine Pulaski offered the procedure to Geordi La Forge, but he refused on the grounds that the technology was not yet advanced enough to afford the same visual range as his VISOR. (TNG episode: "Loud as a Whisper")

By the early 2370s, implant technology had advanced markedly, with bio-neural circuitry replacing the Aroeste interface. In 2372, Admiral Jeremiah Hayes determined that the VISOR posed an unacceptable security risk, and ordered La Forge to undergo ocular implant surgery, or else give up his post aboard the USS Enterprise-E. Though initially resistant, La Forge eventually consented. The implants had mechanized detailing on the irises and pupils of the eyes of individuals wearing them. The implants could be made so that they would resemble normal eyes; however, La Forge decided not to have the implants disguised, leaving the mechanized detailing visible. (TNG eBook: Slings and Arrows: The Insolence of Office and TNG movie: Star Trek: First Contact)

In 2373, Klingon General Martok refused Julian Bashir's offer of receiving an ocular implant to replace the eye he lost while imprisoned by the Jem'Hadar. (DS9 episode: "Soldiers of the Empire")

The Borg often augmented their drones with ocular implants, among others. (TNG episode: "Q Who?" et al.)

Seven of Nine's left eye was removed and replaced with Borg implants. Upon her rescue by Voyager, the Doctor replaced those implants with an ocular implant designed to resemble her other natural eye. (VOY episode: "The Gift")

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