Examples of Main Iris Markings & Rings


Arcus sclerosis / Sodium ring / Cholesterol ring

This sign is a result of a chemical imbalance in the body, pertaining to non-organic sodium excess, calcium out of solution, as well as high cholesterol and high triglycerides in the blood. Cholesterol Ring is also a non-specific liver marking. It may transpire when hepatopathies (liver disease), diabetes mellitus or hypo-activity of the thyroid are present. When there is a problem with the inorganic sodium and excessive fats in the body, there may be a hardening of the arteries, calcium spurs and deposits, joint problems and so on. This does not necessarily mean that the blood levels of cholesterol are high but indicates there is an imbalance of fat metabolism. The cholesterol ring is a white, opaque ring that appears around the outer edge of the iris either partially or wholly.

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Constitutional Types in Iridology


Strong Constitution

Constitution is important because it gives an indication of the overall strength of the body. People with a very strong constitution often grow up abusing themselves physically because they find they can get away with it and suffer no ill consequences. They don't think about their health very much because they aren't forced to do so by feeling bad. When they do become ill, they usually have little patience with their problem and they tend to recover rapidly. Sometimes they are not always too considerate of the health problems of others with weaker constitutions who perhaps are ill more frequently or take longer to recover.

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Disease Stages & Levels of Inflammation in Iridology


Disease Stages/Levels of Inflammation

There are basically 4 levels of disease (dis-ease) or inflammation in the body that can be seen in the iris, acute - white, subacute - grey, chronic - dark grey & degenerative/destructive - black.

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Eye Colour Variations in Iridology


Iridologists have said that there are only two basic colours for the iris, blue and brown. Perhaps this was so, but now there has been so much intermarriage of races in the world that we likely have a genetic mix of colours. Of course, we usually see the basic blue or brown iris but there are irises which we call "mixed" when it becomes obvious that in addition to the basic colour there is a strong genetic influence of another colour. There are instances where it becomes very difficult to determine exactly which colour is the true basic colour. Also, drug settlements in the body can make the iris appear a colour which is different than its true and basic colour.

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Iridology Glossary of Terms

Angle of Fuch's: This is when the Collarette is extremely raised (looks like a mountain range) and it means that there is difficult assimilation, absorption and putrefaction.

Central Heterochromia: Is pigment in nutritive zone or around the collarette. This indicates a tendency to malabsorption and toxins in nutritive zone. Colour varies according to which organs or tissue systems are involved.

Ciliary Zone: This is the area of the iris outside the collarette to the iris edge. (Where you see the iris fibres).

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History of Iridology

Dr Ignatz von Peczely iridology

Dr. Ignatz von Peczely - Founder of Iridology The true originator of Iridology was a Hungarian physician named Ignatz von Peczely. At 11 years of age, Dr. von Peczely noticed an owl in a tree in his backyard. He tried to catch the owl. He accidentally broke one of the owl's legs. He then noticed a dark stripe develop in the lower part of the owl's iris. Dr. von Peczely dressed the owl's leg and nursed it back to health and let it go. However, the owl stayed around and later he noticed the appearance of white and crooked lines in the part of the iris where the dark stripe had been. Thus, The Birth of Iridology was about 1861.

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