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In honor of Patricia Bath, MD (1942-2019), a change-maker and trailblazer.
In 1969, while pursuing a fellowship in ophthalmology at Columbia University, she discovered that Black Americans were twice as likely to suffer from blindness than other white patients to which she attended, and eight times more likely to develop glaucoma. Her research led to her development of a community ophthalmology system, which improves eye care from children to seniors in underserved communities, and is still in place today.
In 1976, Bath co-founded the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness, which established that "eyesight is a basic human right."
In 1986, Bath invented the Laserphaco Probe, with which Bath was able to help restore the sight of individuals who had been blind for as long as 30 years.
In 1988, Dr. Bath patented the Laserphaco, becoming the first Black American female doctor to receive a medical patent.
This sterling silver, micro-mosaic brooch measures 2 1/8" x 1 1/4".
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