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Keratoconus in monozygotic twins in New Zealand

Walters, Grant A.; Owens, Helen; Watters, GA


Grant A. Walters

GA Watters


We report on a case of keratoconus in identical twins who were brought up in Christchurch, New Zealand. Videokeratoscopy using an EyeSysa (EyeSys Laboratories, Houston, Texas, USA) revealed not only marked differences in severity of keratoconus between the sisters, but also non‐equivalent cone types. Both twin sisters reported an exacerbation of their keratoconus during pregnancy and during breast feeding. Various factors affecting the development and progression of keratoconus are discussed. (Clin Exp Optom 1995; 78: 4: 125–129) Copyright © 1995, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved


Walters, G. A., Owens, H., & Watters, G. (1995). Keratoconus in monozygotic twins in New Zealand. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 78(4), 125-129.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 1995
Publication Date Jan 1, 1995
Journal Clinical and Experimental Optometry
Print ISSN 0816-4622
Electronic ISSN 1444-0938
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 78
Issue 4
Pages 125-129
Keywords keratoconus, monozygotic twins, New Zealand
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