Inventor, academic, and ophthalmologist who is most known for being the first woman to have served on the Jules Stein Eye Institute. She became an early pioneer for laser cataract surgery.
In 1968, she matriculated from Howard University's College of Medicine.
She has authored over 100 academic papers and lectured in over 4 continents during her tenure.
She was born in Harlem, New York. She was married to Benny J. Primm up until 2015. Her daughter Eraka became a psychiatrist.
She and politician Cheddi Jagan both studied at Howard University.