Iridology History

The first published irid analysis can be credited to the physician Philippus Meyens, who, in 1670 wrote a book explaining the features of the irid called Chromatica Medica. in which he stated that the eye contained valuable information about the body.

The founder of modern Iridology was Dr. Ignatz Von Peczley , a Hungarian physician known as The Father of Iridology In 1881 he published a book Discoveries in the Field of Natural Science and Medicine, a guide to the study and diagnosis from the eye. It was in this book that Von Peczely built up the first accurate chart of the irid.

When he was a child, he was attempting to release a trapped Owl when the bird broke its leg.  He observed a dark mark in the Owls irid, which gradually turned white as the leg healed. As a doctor he mapped his patients illnesses via markings in the irid.  His chart was published in 1880.

Peczely  became a great physician of his time. He published several books on Iridology, but was limited in his observations of the irid, because of the quality of the optical equipment available to him. Now sophisticated cameras and microscopes exist, with powerful magnifying capabilities.

in 1950 an American , Dr. Bernard Jensen pioneered the science of iridology in the US. He developed one of the most comprehensive irid charts showing the location of the organs as they reflect in the irids of the eye. His chart is still the most accurate one available today.


the Mechanics of Iridology?

By Sandy Carter


A fiber pattern can change to reflect the state of the body

When an organ or body  system is in poor health the nerve running from that body part will start to recede. When it does, it draws with it various degrees of the layers of fibers which make up the color of the irid of the eyes, leaving darkened marks called lesions Our bodies are congregates of cells arranged as tissues, which in turn are arranged into organs which function as systems. Each system with its set function, contributes to the overall functioning of the organism. Kirlian Photography shows that an elecro-magnetic field around the body exists and this field is termed Bio-Plasma, this is thought to organize the neurology, the physiology and the biochemistry of the organism. It is this field which would seem to be responsible for the mechanics of Iridology.