The iris is easy to examine. No invasive procedures are required, but simple ophthalmic instruments.
Iridology studies the colored portion of the eye named iris.
The iris is a highly innervated organ which is stimulated both by the external environment as well as by the body.
The structure of the iris mirrors the individual constitution: illnesses, harmful habits and aging can alter it.
Iris analysis completes medical practice by supplying data on constitution, nervous response and damages caused by aging, illnesses and familiarity.
Several diseases modify the eye. Their damage might affect the sclera, the iris and the ocular globe.
Many substances and drugs can affect sight and pupils. A good knowledge of these active principles will help distinguish whether the iris’s signs belong to the person or not.
The iris color, its fibers arrangement, its pigments saturations and the changes undergone over time are the fields of iridological investigation. Five main categories: texture alterations, spastic alterations, pigment alterations, pupil alterations, sclera alterations.
Our society is often considered an image-based society. Iridology is a science based on images and thus, from this point of view, it is in tune with our times. Nineteenth-century terminology still used in Iridology (constitutions, diathesis…), should not arouse doubts: it does not pertain to an outdated science but reveals a wealth of traditional knowledge enriching modern practice.
In addition, it is useful to remind that in the medical practice the main information is provided by patient visits, medical history (anamnesis), laboratory analysis and instrumental data (blood tests, X-rays, CAT scans, ECG etc.).
In this context, iris analysis can help acquire a better understanding of the patient’s health state and be a complementary resource in medical choices.
Iridology is a discipline that enriches traditional investigations. It collects signs. It does not provide diagnosis.
This website is a compendium and preview of tree hand-books on Iridology written by MD Francesco Puerari. Read more