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May 1988

Monozygotic Twins With Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Dr Meyers) and Immunopathology (Dr Zachary), Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(5):651-653. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060130705029

• This clinical study, to the best of our knowledge, is the first report of severe age-related macular degeneration in both identical twins, documented as monozygotic by genetic testing. This suggests that genetic factors may be of primary importance in certain cases of age-related macular degeneration.

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