WHO AM I?
I am a laser
I treat cataracts
I am one of five patents in the U.S.
I was invented by a black female doctor
What am I?
The Laserphaco Probe was invented in 1986 by Dr. Patricia Era Bath to treat cataracts. Dr. Bath is the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology, and the first black female doctor to receive a medical patent. Harnessing the power of laser technology, her device created a less painful and more precise treatment for cataracts.
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