Blacks Inventors in Technology: Patricia Bath

On Day 2, The Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce and Mitech Partners shine the spotlight on Patricia Bath.

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Bath received a patent for her cataract laserphaco probe in 1988. Her device used an innovative method of removing cataract lenses with a laser, which was more accurate than the drill-like instruments that were in common use at the time. The ophthalmologist’s invention helped save the eyesight of millions and even restored sight to people who had been blind for more than 30 years.

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