Screening and validation of the iris manifestation among patients with hemiplegia – an observational study
Understanding and validating the science behind traditional diagnostic methods is a niche area to be explored. Iris diagnosis is one such valuable diagnostic tool used in Naturopathy. In the current study, we have assessed and documented the iris changes observed among patients with hemiplegia with respect to the iridology chart.
We recruited 35 patients with hemiplegia which includes both genders. Iris image was captured by Angel Kiss New 5.0MP Iridology Camera with Pro Iris Analysis Software. Lesion characters, such as open lesion, closed lesion, spot, furrow, radii solaris, intestinal crypts etc., in the iris were noted along with its various characteristics in an excel sheet in numerical order for analysis.
Majority of the included patients were male (n=30) and the mean age of the patients was 46 years. The most common iris lesions noted were radii solaris and intestinal crypt in the cerebrum and cerebellum regions. Other notable lesions include open lesion, closed lesion, brown spot, hole and nerve ring. ROC analysis for selected iris lesions showed that intestinal crypt (AUC=0.82, p=0.01) and radii solaris (AUC=0.62, p=0.04) to be potential markers for hemiplegia.
Two common lesions observed in patients with hemiplegia are radii solaris and intestinal crypt, corresponding to the cerebrum and cerebellum regions of the iris. Future studies with larger sample size would help warrant our current findings, and also the possible application of iris diagnosis as an early diagnostic marker for hemiplegia.