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Dr. Patricia Bath, a pioneer in the field of ophthalmology and inventor of the laserphaco probe cataract treatment, died May 30 at the age of 76.
Bath was recognized for her use of lasers for more precise cataract treatment, a technique known as photo-ablative surgery, which utilized her laserphaco probe.
Dr. Patricia Bath. Courtesy of the OSA Foundation
Bath lead a post-graduate training program in ophthalmology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, where she was also a surgeon. She held five patents, lectured internationally, and authored more than 100 scientific papers.
Bath will be remembered not only for her pioneering inventions and impact on ophthalmology, but also for her…READ MORE