Choroidal neovascularization occurring concurrently in myopic eyes of monozygotic twins

Toshihiko Matsuo, Jiro Seguchi, Fumio Shiraga, Yoshiko Takesue, Noriko Sakaguchi

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Purpose: To present young monozygotic twins both of whom developed choroidal neovascularization at the same time. Case/Observations: Monozygotic twins, 22-year-old women, who lived in the same house, developed choroidal neovascularization in the left eye at the same time. The degree of myopia was higher in the left eye (-7.75 and -8.5 dpt in spherical equivalent) than in the right eye (-6.75 and -4.5 dpt) of both patients. The choroidal neovascularization regressed in a different time course and the visual acuity returned to normal in both patients. Conclusion: This pair of monozygotic twins suggests that both genetic and environmental factors underlie the development of choroidal neovascularization in myopic eyes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-283
Number of pages3
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Choroidal neovascularization
  • Monozygotic twin
  • Myopia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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