Central corneal thickness is highly heritable: the twin eye studies.

  title={Central corneal thickness is highly heritable: the twin eye studies.},
  author={Tze'Yo Toh and Shiao Hui Melissa Liew and Jane R. Mackinnon and Alex W. Hewitt and Johan L Poulsen and Tim D. Spector and Clare E Gilbert and Jamie Evan Craig and Christopher J Hammond and David A Mackey},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  volume={46 10},
PURPOSE A classic twin study was performed to determine the heritability of central corneal thickness (CCT), an important parameter in glaucoma assessment. METHODS The concordance of CCT between monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twins was compared. A total of 256 twin pairs (131 MZ and 125 DZ) were recruited from three centers: the Twin Eye Study in Tasmania, the Brisbane Adolescent Twin Study, and the Twins U.K. Adult Registry held at St. Thomas' Hospital in London. As part of an extensive… CONTINUE READING
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