A monozygotic cotwin control study of a treatment for myopia

Acta Genet Med Gemellol (Roma). 1976;25:133-6. doi: 10.1017/s0001566000013994.


Myopia is the world's most common cause of defective vision. The role of controlled accommodation on the progress of myopia is unsettled. This cotwin control study is designed to provide a careful appraisal of the effectiveness of a clinically acceptable method of controlling accommodation. There are no previous reports of similar prospective studies among MZ twins. Expansion of such studies would be aided by collaboration among interested investigators.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Diseases in Twins*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myopia / genetics
  • Myopia / therapy*
  • Pregnancy
  • Twins*
  • Twins, Monozygotic*
  • Vision Tests / methods