Patricia Bath
Patricia can generate lasers of any size and intensity which can cause destruction to anyone in her path.
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In her youth she was a defiant, smart teenager who loved inventing. Her powers began to develop early and at the age of just 12 her ability to generate lasers from her hands and eyes manifested. Later she discovered that through intense concentration, she could change the size of the lasers. Government agents tried to manipulate her into becoming a weapon for the government but she ran, fearing her powers would be used for war, and joined Team Remarkablz.
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Patricia was born in 1942, in Harlem New York.
Patricia developed the laserphaco probe, a medical device that helped restore or improve vision in patients worldwide.
Maurice Rabb Jr. was an ophthalmologist who is known for his work in cornea and retinal vascular diseases.
A reflection shield would reflect Patricia's lasers directing her power against herself.
Born: 1942
Died: 2019
Occupation: Ophthalmologist & Inventor
Patricia Era Bath
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She attended medical school and in 1981 invented the surgical tool that made her famous: the Laserphaco Probe. The tool was used during eye surgery to correct cataracts, an eye condition that clouds vision and can lead to blindness. Patricia also co-founded the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness.
Born in 1942 Patricia was interested in science from a young age.
Patricia Bath
Remember that the limits of science are not the limits of imagination...
There are three different types of eye care practitioner: optometrists, opticians, and ophthalmologists.

An ophthalmologist is a doctor whose specialty is diseases and conditions of the eyes. She's the doctor who examines your eyes and writes the prescription for your contact lenses.
Video credit: American Academy of Ophthalmology
The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.
Each eye contains 107 million cells that are all sensitive to light.
Find out more about the human eye with Dr. Binocs as he tells you everything you might want to know.
What happens inside our eyes?
Have you ever looked at purple flower, or the green leaf on a tree and wondered why it looks that colour to you? In this video SciShow Kids tells you how our eyes and brains help us see colour!
How Do We See Colour?
Video credit: Peekaboo Kidz
Video credit: SciShow Kids
Patricia was a pioneer of laser cataract surgery and helped millions of people regain their vision. Find out more in this video what cataract is.
What is a Cataract?
Video credit: BBC
It is said that pirates wore earrings because they believed it would improve their eyesight. It didn't work!
The human eye can tell the difference between 10 million colours.
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