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An unusual foreign body in the eye
  1. Damien Chia Ming Yeo
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Singleton Hospital, Swansea, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Damien Chia Ming Yeo, cm.yeo{at}

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