Historic Innovators: 9 Great African-American Women Inventors

February 7, 2013  |  
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In addition to being the inventor of the cataract Laserphacoprobe (a medical device used to remove cataracts from the eye), in 1974, Dr. Patricia Bath became the first woman ophthalmologist appointed to the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine Jules Stein Eye Institute. Nine years later, in 1983, Dr. Bath became the first woman to chair an ophthalmology residency program in America. She was awarded a patent for inventing the cataract Laserphacoprobe on May 17, 1988.

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