Iris observation techniques.

Iris observation techniques.

Iridology premium 4: Iris observation techniques.

There are different iris observation techniques. There is the classic method with a magnifying glass or methods such as slit lamps or iridoscopes. Any of them that make it possible to get a detailed view of the features of iris tissue, without harming the person under examination, is valid.

It is not necessary to have the most modern photography or ophthalmological equipment in order to carry out a good iridology examination. You just need any equipment that you feel comfortable with and that is allowed.

I have met people that have become used to a simple magnifying glass and light, including my father, as it was sufficient for them to be able to observe and interpret the iris. I have met iridologists that use a very powerful magnifying glass in order to be able to observe the entire iris, with all that entails (the more powerful it is, the more detail you see, but the field of vision is reduced and it takes longer to scan the entire surface). There are also those that use different magnification magnifying glasses. Very often, there are people that superimpose different lenses.

The use any of the pieces of equipment or apparatus will provide different results depending on the type of light and its angle of application.

For example, the perception of colour is relative depending on the quantity and type of light. The reliefs of the surface will be appreciated with a greater or lesser amount of detail depending on the angle. Therefore, over time we will exhibit a series of cases that will document these matters and provide advice about them.

As the first example of many that we will see, we are going to observe two photos of a left iris taken at the same time, but with a different angle of light. (17672) This is a case of oesophageal rupture that was previously uploaded onto the website.

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In the first photograph the angle of light is tilted slightly laterally and is on the left-hand side. On the other hand, in the second photo, the reflection of the flash is on the right-hand side and a more perpendicular angle has been applied to the iris tissue, which allows to see the relief of the iris with greater detail. Consequently, we are able to better distinguish the folds and the stroma of the iris. In the first photo they appear imperceptible and in the second they stand out much more. This shows the importance of looking at the iris with different angles of light. This technique is applied naturally when we observe using a magnifying glass and flashlight, because the focal point varies. This leads us to reaffirm that, despite technology, it is still important to use several angles of light or to apply several observation techniques. Therefore, in my practice, once I have taken the photos of the irises, changing the side of the focus, I carry out a second observation with the magnifying glass and artificial light. I not only take into account changing the angle of light, rather, when looking with a flashlight I change the type of light. I should add that using the magnifying glass and flashlight makes it possible to apply to more techniques. Moving the flashlight closer and taking it further away makes it possible to see the response of the pupil and its behaviour. Also, carrying out the exercise of looking at a certain distance, allows us to detect how other details stand out on the surface of the iris. It helps us to highlight certain features that may go unnoticed if we focus on a single vision of the image in the photo. An example of this could be a depression in an area of the iris tissue that makes it possible to see a change of colour when looked at from distance.

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We will continue to see more examples of this type in the “observation techniques” section.

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