Poets believe the eyes mirror of the soul, but modern doctors say that they are the mirror that reflects the health and condition of his body. Iris is individual and unique to each person, and it contained the pigment responsible for the color of our eyes. Even the healers of ancient times tried to change the iris about what is happening in the body processes. This is what modern method of iridology.


In ancient times people noticed that the iris of the eye changes throughout human life. Because of this, it for centuries, peoples from different parts of the world endowed with mysterious and mystical properties. Iris wondered and predicted the future, tried to see the consequences of certain events of human life. More than three thousand years ago, Indian doctors have diagnosed the disease in the eyes and the condition of the iris. Kept records on papyrus, Dating to the time of the reign of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, which is manifested in the iris the signs of various diseases. The priest Ate Aksu, who created this work, the kudos of the first specialist iridodiagnostika, thanks to which it has spread widely and has been recognized in Tibet, Indo-China and Babylon.

The structure of the iris

Modern scientists with the latest ophthalmic instruments were able to study the structure of such a complex system as the human eye responsible for perception, processing and transmitting the received information to the brain. Located between the transparent lens and cornea iris is a thin strip of fabric, imbued with endings of nerve fibers and blood vessels. It consists of internal and external Department. Front eye camera (also referred to as outer section) filled with a clear liquid and consists of the iris, and the cornea. The back eye camera, or the interior Department, is confined by the vitreous body and the iris. Due to its location in the centre of the iris is the pupil that is responsible for visual acuity, regulates the amount of light transmitted to the retina.

The iris of the eye can visually vary in accordance with the expansion or contraction of the pupil.

Basic functions

Eyes, particularly the iris is a complex system of obtaining and forwarding information about the surrounding reality in the brain. But in addition to these features, the iris:

  • regulates the amount of incoming light on the retina
  • thanks melaminovoy pigment layer protects the eye from excess light
  • participates in the accommodation processes, that is, the focus on the objects;
  • contracting and expanding, promotes the circulation of the intraocular fluid;
  • thanks to the many blood capillaries and vessels carries food and keeping the temperature of the eye
  • responsible for coloring in this or that color of human eyes.

Pigment and color

The anterior surface of the iris is responsible for eye color, clearly visible through the transparent layer of the cornea. It was from her, but rather by the amount of such a pigment, such as melanin, which is the part of the upper layers of the iris depends, what color a person's eyes.
So, black or brown color of the iris indicate a high level of pigment content, and a gray-blue or gray-green, that little melanin. Another factor influencing the color of the eyes is the density of the fibers that comprise the iris itself.

The eyes are the mirror of health?

Since ancient times, healers of various countries have perceived the relationship between certain diseases of the body and psyche appear on the iris spots, stripes or speckles. The centuries-old observation of several generations of healers, allowing you to create maps indicate the projection of an organ on a certain area of the iris.

The map of the iris

Specialists iridiology for convenience, decompose the iris by sectors and present it as a clock. There is an interesting circuit.

The iris of the eyes (no matter right or left) correspond to the same projection:

Any new dot dash or spot on the iris prompt to state what the body should look closely.

What do dashes and lines mean?

Studying the pattern of private iris, you can expect the following signs:

  • discolored spots – slagging of the body, a high level of acidity
  • dark spots – irregularities in the work of the digestive system, gallbladder disease, constipation
  • clear "rays" from the pupil to the edge of the iris – the poor functioning of the lower intestine
  • semirings or circles - a high level of stress, which can trigger the development of cardiovascular diseases;
  • clearly visible band of white color around the edge of the iris – high level of "bad" cholesterol or developing atherosclerosis.

If you find a pattern or spot in a particular projection area, do not panic. It is better to take a survey from a specialist and prevent the development of the disease.

Eye disease

Despite the fact that our organs of sight are quite fragile, they are quite well protected from various external damaging factors. However, none of us is immune from the impact and penetration of the eye various organisms that can trigger inflammation of the iris – iritis.

This disease may occur as a result of:

  • infectious disease
  • surgical interventions and manipulations with the organs of vision;
  • various traumatic eye injuries;
  • failures in the work of the endocrine glands;
  • immunodeficiency states;
  • other eye diseases.

If you or your family members arise, and do not stop for a long period of time such symptoms as profuse tearing, feeling of something foreign in eye, eyelid spasms, unpleasant and painful sensations when moving the eyeball, poor tolerance to bright light, decreased visual acuity, it is necessary as soon as possible to consult a doctor-ophthalmologist for accurate diagnosis and initiation of treatment.