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  • beta-blockers
    Medications that block receptors in the eye that are involved in producing aqueous humor.  Eyedrop forms of these medications are used to treat glaucoma.  Examples include timolol, levobunolol, and betaxolol.
  • bleb
    The bubble of fluid under the conjunctiva that is caused by the flow of aqueous fluid out of the eye through a trabeculectomy or glaucoma tube.
  • buphthalmos
    Increased eye size caused by childhood glaucoma.