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Eye (Lond). 2007 Jan;21(1):94-5. Epub 2005 Nov 25.

Eye injury as a result of coat toggle trauma.

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Bradford Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom. colin.vize@hey.nhs.uk

Abstract

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.

PMID:
16311524
DOI:
10.1038/sj.eye.6702181
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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