Iridology is the study of the iris, or the coloured part of the eye. This structure has detailed fibres and pigmentation that reflects information about our physical and psychological makeup. It identifies our inherited dispositions, risks, and future challenges.
Using it improperly by naming disease states, diagnosing diseases etc, is inappropriate because it is not correctly applying the information provided by the iris. Iridology can help highlight areas of insufficiency, weakness, or dysfunction before illness becomes established.
It is a supplementary clinical tool to other information being collated in a consultation – it should not be used as a solitary diagnostic assessment.