An iridology camera is a curious looking device that is used by practitioners of this form of alternative medicine. Very similar in appearance to an optometrist’s camera, this specialized machine is designed to give practitioners a way to obtain very high resolution images of a patient’s eye more specifically the iris.
Iridology camera set ups are used in the practice of this pre-diagnostic medicine. They are considered critical links in this form of study for a number of reasons. When an iridology camera is used, the resulting images are then studied very closely for anomalies found within the iris of the eye itself. This is done in one of two ways:
Visually. An iridologist can look at the images produced from the camera to locate potential anomalies in the iris. These might include such things as lines, arcs, rings or specks.
Computer-based. When a computer interface is used with an iridology camera, the resulting images are scanned by specialized programs. These programs than highlight potential anomalies for further study by the iridologist.
What Happens Next
After anomalies are located within the iris, if there are any, further study is indicated. The different specs, spots and lines are reviewed for coloration and location. Iridologists believe that different portions of the iris correspond to different parts of the body. A black speck in the part of the iris that corresponds to the liver, for example, could indicate scarred, damaged or dying tissue. To move this process along, practitioners match up anomalies with the different portions of the body they correspond to.
The camera is considered a critical link because it enables more in-depth study than a visual exam would allow for. Some anomalies can be rather hard to detect with the naked eye. It simply takes time to fully study and correlate findings. The camera and resulting images provide a better basis for study. It also frees up patients who would otherwise have to sit for extremely long periods of time as practitioners study their eyes and draw the appropriate conclusions based on an iridology chart.
What Iridology Tells Practitioners
Iridology is not considered a diagnostic science even by its practitioners. Instead, it provides a starting point for study of problems or potential problems within the body. When anomalies are found, it often indicates a need for further diagnostic study.
An iridology camera is designed to give practitioners a way to obtain a very detailed image of a patient’s eye. This image is then studied closely for potential anomalies before more advanced procedures are indicated. Without the camera, practitioners must rely on the naked eye, which can easily miss very important signs of potential problems.