Headlines Inventor of Cataracts Treatment Dies at 76 She created the Laserphaco Probe. Published 2 years ago on June 10, 2019 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet Patricia Bath, an ophthalmologist who patented the Laserphaco Probe in 1988, has died at age 76. With the tool — its name is short for short for laser photoablative cataract surgery — Bath became the “first African American female doctor to receive a medical patent,” the Washington Post reports. Bath worked on the ophthalmology team at UCLA Medical Center until retiring in 1993. She was a co-founder, in 1976, of the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness. Advertisement In all, she held five U.S. patents. Bath died in San Francisco from complications of cancer. Read more at the Washington Post Related Topics:Latest News Topobituary click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Thieves Use Sledgehammer to Break Into Optometry Office Don't Miss Contact Lenses with Tiny Bits of Gold May Protect Eyes Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO SPONSORED BY ESSILOR Ray-Ban® Authentic Introducing the perfect match of Ray-Ban's legendary style and Essilor's Expertise in sight. Click here for more information. You may like ClearVision Announces Lone Star: The Texas Relief Collection MacuHealth Marketing Team Welcomes New Talented People and Director Prevent Blindness Declares March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month Promoted Headlines With Topcon RDx® Now You Can TOPCON Healthcare Ray-Ban® Authentic Essilor 360° SUPPORT. 365 DAYS A YEAR. Essilor Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Uncategorized15 hours ago ClearVision Announces Lone Star: The Texas Relief Collection Press Releases16 hours ago MacuHealth Marketing Team Welcomes New Talented People and Director Press Releases16 hours ago Prevent Blindness Declares March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month Photo Gallery23 hours ago These 13 Optical Bernie Sanders Memes Will Crack You Up Press Releases2 days ago EssilorLuxottica Board of Directors Proposes Nominees to the New Board Headlines5 days ago Solstice Files Ch. 11 Bankruptcy, Plans to Reorganize Headlines4 weeks ago NC Optometry Office Destroyed by Fire Cover Stories1 week ago These COVID-19 Changes Are Permanent, Say ECPs Headlines3 weeks ago EssilorLuxottica and CooperCompanies Form Joint Venture to Acquire SightGlass Vision Headlines2 weeks ago Remote Vision Testing Firm Looks to Enter US Market Sponsored Content2 days ago With Topcon RDx® Now You Can Sponsored Content2 weeks ago Ray-Ban® Authentic Sponsored Content1 month ago Get More with Essilor Sponsored Content3 months ago Perform Refraction from Anywhere with RDx Headlines4 months ago Video: Florida Man Invents Robot to Place Contact Lenses Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines5 days ago Solstice Files Ch. 11 Bankruptcy, Plans to Reorganize Cover Stories1 week ago These COVID-19 Changes Are Permanent, Say ECPs Headlines1 week ago COVID-19 May Lead to Eye Abnormalities, Study Finds Columns3 days ago What Does It Actually Mean To Be An Optician? One Long-Time ECP Weighs In Headlines1 week ago CloudMD to Acquire VisionPros Real Deal1 week ago She Was Denied a Promotion, but It’s What Came Next That Really Hurt Sponsored Content2 days ago With Topcon RDx® Now You Can Cover Stories2 days ago How Diverse, Inclusive and Welcoming Is the Eyecare Industry?