Dr. Patricia Bath, Inventor of the Laserphaco Probe, Stem Role Model Series Poster
Product DescriptionDr. Patricia Bath, a leading ophthalmologist, was born in New York. While living in Los Angeles, she received her patents for the Laserphaco Probe, and became the first African American woman doctor/surgeon to receive a patent for a medical invention. Patricia Bath's passionate dedication to the treatment and prevention of blindness led her to develop the Cataract Laserphaco Probe. The probe, patented in 1988, is designed to use the power of a laser to quickly and painlessly vaporize cataracts from patients' eyes, replacing the more common method of using a grinding, drill-like device to remove the afflictions. With this invention, Dr. Bath was able to restore sight to people who had been blind for over 30 years. Patricia Bath also holds patents for her invention in Japan, Canada, and Europe.
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