Dissertation Thesis: Iridology Perspectives On Common Gastrointestinal Dysfunctions

Excerpts from 163 page Doctoral Dissertation written by Aurela Daktera, BSNM, Ph.D.

The main reason for choosing a thesis topic

The main reason for addressing the topic related to the digestive system in the context of iridology, for the author, was primarily the observation of the widespread occurrence of digestive system disorders in individuals with diagnosed chronic diseases, as well as in those without an official medical diagnosis. The digestive system, along with the nervous system, is the centre of efficient body functioning because it constitutes the primary pathway for obtaining energy for mitochondria through the process of digestion and absorption. Any dysfunctions in this area deplete the body’s energy, laying the foundation for chronic diseases, including tumours.

For this reason, in the author’s opinion, disorders of the digestive system form the basis for immune system disorders, and working with them simultaneously involves enhancing a person’s immunity. According to the author, it is crucial to initiate iridological diagnosis by interpreting changes within the iris zone related to the digestive system, based on an interview, regardless of accompanying ailments in a given individual. The acquired information should be utilized as a priority in efforts to restore health.

Thesis Objectives

Evaluation of the justification for using iridology in diagnosing digestive system disorders.


Disorders of the digestive system are probably manifested in the iris in the pupillary zone. If an iridologist notes the presence of changes in the pupillary zone of the iris, it simultaneously indicates digestive system disorders and supports the acceptance of the proposed hypothesis.

Null Hypothesis:

Changes in the digestive system do not manifest in the pupillary zone of the iris, and iridological diagnosis, in this case, proves to be futile. If changes in the digestive system show no correlation with alterations in the iris, the hypothesis is considered negative.


The primary hypothesis of the thesis has been confirmed.

There is a likelihood that disorders of the digestive system are manifested in the iris within the pupillary zone.

However, there were limitations in the study – like the prevalence of the same iridology signs in different digestive system disruptions – so in most cases, the iridological signs were not direct signs for specific dysfunctions.

From an iridological perspective, the author has concluded that the assessment by an iridologist should never serve as the sole diagnosis for digestive system disorders.

This is primarily because many iridological signs demonstrate correlations with various dysfunctions within the body.

Iridological analysis should always be complemented with additional examinations and a detailed patient interview. This cautious approach is essential to avoid relying solely on iridological assessments in the complex realm of digestive system disorders.

In summary, while iridological analysis can provide valuable diagnostic insights, it should be viewed as one component of a comprehensive diagnostic approach. The integration of additional examinations and thorough patient interviews is crucial for a more accurate and holistic understanding of digestive system disorders.

Author: Aurela Daktera, BSNM, Ph.D.

Iridology International Doctoral Dissertation