is the study of the iris to diagnose disease. Iridology is based
on the questionable assumption that every organ in the human
body has a corresponding location within the iris and that one
can determine whether an organ is healthy or diseased by examining
the iris rather than the organ itself.
done in the 70's, 80's, and 90's have consistently shown the
practice of Iridology to be useless. In properly controlled
experiments, Iridologists fail to properly diagnose health problems,
and often diagnose healthy people with conditions that they
do not have. Iridology is not merely worthless. Incorrect diagnoses
can unnecessarily frighten people, cause them to waste money
seeking medical care for nonexistent conditions, or steer them
away from necessary medical care when a real problem is overlooked.
link to the International Iridology Practitioners Association,
a forum for the exchange of information and research related
An excellent article from Quackwatch on studies that have
shown Iridology to be a complete waste of time.
A thourough look at the problems with Iridology from the