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.