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Figure 1: (a) Slit-lamp photograph showing epithelial defect of 4.5 mm × 4 mm. (b) Fluorescein staining of the right cornea. (c) Postoperative picture showing healed epithelial defect with nebular corneal opacity at the site of lesion. (d) Gross photograph showing vegetative foreign body. (e) Microscopic view of the foreign body suggesting its vegetative nature, with small stem and vegetative outgrowths. (f) Gram-stain of the pseudomembrane showing the presence of lanceolate-shaped Gram-positive diplococci with halo. (g) Growth of alpha-hemolytic streptococci on blood agar

Figure 1: (a) Slit-lamp photograph showing epithelial defect of 4.5 mm × 4 mm. (b) Fluorescein staining of the right cornea. (c) Postoperative picture showing healed epithelial defect with nebular corneal opacity at the site of lesion. (d) Gross photograph showing vegetative foreign body. (e) Microscopic view of the foreign body suggesting its vegetative nature, with small stem and vegetative outgrowths. (f) Gram-stain of the pseudomembrane showing the presence of lanceolate-shaped Gram-positive diplococci with halo. (g) Growth of alpha-hemolytic streptococci on blood agar