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Medical Term:

filtering bleb

 

Definition: a blister of conjunctiva resulting from glaucoma surgery by which a flap of sclera is created in the eye wall, allowing aqueous humor to percolate out of the eye and underneath the conjunctiva, thus lowering intraocular pressure.

Synonym(s): filtering cicatrix

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