Eye injury as a result of coat toggle trauma

Eye (Lond). 2007 Jan;21(1):94-5. doi: 10.1038/sj.eye.6702181. Epub 2005 Nov 25.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cataract / etiology
  • Clothing / adverse effects*
  • Elasticity
  • Eye Injuries / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyphema / etiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / etiology*