Iris images and health related issues

The images on this page highlight various conditions that have been identified via the practice of Iridology.

Sydney Iridology - Iris Photo 1

Flower petal iris with hormonal indicators.

Poor digestion – Blood Sugar Problems

This ‘flower petal’ iris indicates a genetic predisposition to hormonal, endocrine and digestive weakness.

The most common symptoms are irregular blood sugar levels, sudden mood swings, rapid exhaustion and an inconsistent digestive system function.

Good digestive support, a diet full of natural nutrients and appropriate down time will be vital for this person’s general health and well-being.

Sydney Iridology - Iris Photo 2

Grey iris with rheumatic signs

Arthritis – Rheumatic – Skin Conditions

A grey iris is relatively uncommon in this day and age and it tends to be observed in Northern European people.

They show a genetic predisposition to suffer from rheumatic and skin conditions.

This particular iris also has a white film super imposing the grey fibres that shows active inflammation.

Avoiding acidic-forming foods is very important at least by decreasing consumption of excessive coffee, alcohol, sweet products and grains. They will benefit from including an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle.

Sydney Iridology - Iris Photo 3

Hardening of the arteries sign on brown iris

Cholesterol – Liver – Heart related risk

The thick white iris border as highlighted by the black arrows indicates a narrowing of the lumen of the arteries. This sign is commonly associated with high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. It can also indicate a high LDL (the ‘bad cholesterol’) level and a low HDL (the ‘good cholesterol’) level.

Psychologically, it can also indicate a strong determination in life when manifested in a positive form. When it’s manifested in its negative form, however, it can indicate a highly critical and demanding personality with a tendency toward self-righteousness.

A diet rich in antioxidants will ensure that the blood purifies adequately and decreases the strong cardiovascular disease potential.


Blue iris of a person later diagnosed with ulcers

Stomach Ulcer – Poor Digestion

Note the white bright halo centre. This is a sign of stomach inflammation. The dark orange and uneven pupil border indicates stomach malfunction; The overall murky iris colour is a sign of gastric and immune system impaired function.

This person had many untreated stomach problems and was being treated symptomatically by the use of antacids such as Mylanta and Zantac. Despite this, vomiting, diarrhoea, severe stomach pain and reflux continued.

The patient was later diagnosed with peptic ulcers and gastritis via endoscopy.

A naturopathic treatment was prescribed with successful result.

44 year old woman develops benign breast tumour - Closeup

44 year old woman develops benign breast tumour

Breast Tumour – Brown Spots

This sign is depicted in detail in the photos below. The bottom left photo was taken in 1997 and the bottom right in 2004. The bottom right photo shows a brown spot that was not visible in 1997. This spot is located in the right breast area.

When this spot was observed in a 44 year-old female we referred her to a doctor for further examinations. She was subsequently diagnosed with a fibroadenoma in her right breast. Fibroadenomas are benign tumours.

Please do not assume that brown spots mean tumours. Remember that it is important to observe the irises periodically and keep records of all images and changes. Changes in the iris can take years to develop and could indicate pathological conditions or tissue changes that will need to be medically investigated.


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