Purpose: To report the severity of ocular injury in three adults with blunt ocular trauma resulting from elastic corded coat toggles.
Design: Observational case series.
Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the case records of all patients (n=3) with blunt ocular trauma secondary to elastic corded coat toggles that presented to our department.
Results: Injuries included traumatic hyphaema, cataract, angle recession, vitreous haemorrhage and retinal tears.
Conclusions: Significant ocular injury can result from elasticated coat toggles. The general ophthalmologist should be aware of this new method of potentially sight threatening trauma.