Journal article

Testing protocol and recruitment in the genes in myopia twin study

M Dirani, M Chamberlain, P Garoufalis, C Chen, RH Guymer, PN Baird

OPHTHALMIC EPIDEMIOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

PURPOSE: The genes in myopia twin study were established to assess the relative genetic contribution of spherical equivalent using a classical twin model. This manuscript will provide a detailed outline of the methodological design, twin recruitment, and the prevalence of myopia in the genes in myopia twin study. METHODS: All Victorian-based twins registered with the Australian Twin Registry aged 18 years or older were invited to participate genes in myopia twin study. Each subject underwent a general questionnaire, comprehensive eye examination, and a blood sample was collected. Myopia was defined as worse than or equal to -0.50 diopters sphere (in at least one eye). RESULTS: A total of 627..

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