Iridology: Complementary multidisciplinary tool in optometric primary eye care


Studying the structural study of the iris, it is possible to evaluate records associated with physical and psychosomatic health. The formation and arrangement of pigments in the iris is complex, It allows ability to encode human states, the iris conformation demonstrate responses are notorious during happy and sad moments, alertness and fatigue. It is one of the noblest structures in the human body, extremely pigmented and vascularized, as unique as the digitalis. The connection with all the organs and its sensorial demonstration visible macro and microscopically. The objective is to describe, through review, the importance of iridology for optometry in the area in primary care, corroborating to identify, in addition to ocular alterations, hidden or future problems, contributing in a diagnostic hypothesis with a holistic view and in the direction for multidisciplinary sectors , avoiding queues in the unified health system, which already adopts a program of integrative and complementary practices (PICS), as a solution for comprehensive human care.


Iridology is a partner of optometry on the front line in primary vision care, as it can be used as a study instrument, opening up possibilities for physical, physiological and emotional analyses, providing the patient with agility in treatment and possible cure, as identifying possible problems in the area affected by the disease reduces time and cost. With this proposal, SUS enabled 29 integrative and complementary practices that are proven by scientific studies to improve and speed up health services.

Based on the analysis of the iris, Iridology can identify diseases and other health conditions, through studies of stains and records linked to the organs of the human body.

Scientists have developed maps with sectoral divisions to evaluate and direct clinical treatments in traditional or emotional medicine in idiopathic cases; By understanding iris patterns and identifying fragile organs, it is possible to apply therapeutic methods to improve patients’ quality of life. Currently, the practice is very promising, contributing to a more sustainable world, as it is gradually being integrated as an object of therapeutic analysis in new scientific articles on intensive treatments. Optometry can use this PIC with the aim of determining comprehensive care and referral of the patient in case of anomaly or predisposition. It can observe the individual’s emotional state from a therapeutic point of view, determining its effectiveness and conduct. The assessment of observable abnormalities such as excessive excretion of acetylcholine or norepinephrine, for example, can be a guiding tool for accommodative disorders and assessment of ocular performance.


Rodrigo Trentin Sonoda, Juliana Batista Cardoso, Karine Panico

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