Meet the first African American woman to patent a device for medical purposes

Published On September 8, 2015 | By scook | Amazing black women, Extraordinary women, Health, The latest posts, Uncategorized, video

Dr. Patricia Bath was the first African American woman to patent a device for medical purposes.  She invented a surgical tool called the Laserphaco Probe which is used during eye surgery to correct cataracts,.  Her invention was a less invasive way to treat cataracts, which is a medical condition of the eye that clouds ones vision and can eventually lead to blindness.

Here is a brief video clip giving more personal information about this amazing woman.

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