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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-12

Prevalence of iris signs among the volunteers participated in the Science city exhibition


Department of Diagnostics Methods, Government Yoga and Naturopathy Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Submission05-Feb-2019
Date of Acceptance15-Feb-2020
Date of Web Publication13-Jul-2020

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Y Rosy Ayda
Government Yoga and Naturopathy Medical College and Hospital, Arumbakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/bijo.bijo_5_19

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  Abstract 


Purpose: Iris diagnosis is the science that reveals physical, emotional, and mental aspects of an individual through the iris. The aim of the study was to find out the prevalence of iris signs among the volunteers who participated in the Science city Naturopathy stall titled, “Natural Diet and Traditional Natural Health Practices.”
Methods: Demographic details were collected from the volunteered participants of iris diagnosis, and the iris images from every individual were photographed and the iris reports were recorded objectively using 2014 CE FCC NEW 5.0 MP USB Iriscope Iris Analyzer Iridology Camera.
Results: The iris signs in the areas such as skin, stomach, dilated bowel, constricted bowels, bowel pockets, and radii solaris were more predominant among the participants, which may indicate the issues related to gastrointestinal tract.
Conclusion: Since majority of volunteers were school students, the mean (standard deviation) of the healthy iris remains very less and this should be taken into account for further health improvement.

Keywords: Iris diagnosis, iris image analysis, naturopathy


How to cite this article:
Ayda Y R, Kanimozhi K, Manavalan N. Prevalence of iris signs among the volunteers participated in the Science city exhibition. Albasar Int J Ophthalmol 2019;6:10-2

How to cite this URL:
Ayda Y R, Kanimozhi K, Manavalan N. Prevalence of iris signs among the volunteers participated in the Science city exhibition. Albasar Int J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Oct 21];6:10-2. Available from: https://www.bijojournal.org/text.asp?2019/6/1/10/289607




  Introduction Top


Science city has established as an autonomous organization, under the Department of Higher Education of the Government of Tamil Nadu since 1998. Science city functions with the prime objective to promote, popularize, and make aware of innovation of science and technology to the common human, in general, and student's community, in particular.[1]

It encourages scientific collaboration among the member institution through regularly conduct of science camps, workshops, seminars, training programs, popular science lectures, and quizzes. On February 19–22, 2019, Science city organizes expo titled, “Natural Diet and Traditional Natural Health Practices,” and the students from the Government Yoga and Naturopathy Medical College and Hospital, Arumbakkam, Chennai, participated in the expo displaying various traditional naturopathic ways of healing methods and traditional natural diagnostic method “Iris diagnosis” that attracted the stall. Volunteers with a history of eye diseases, eye trauma, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, and ophthalmologic cares were excluded from the study. Demographic details were collected from the volunteered participants of iris diagnosis, and the iris images from every individual were photographed and the iris reports were recorded objectively using 2014 CE FCC NEW 5.0 MP USB Iriscope Iris Analyzer Iridology Camera.

At present, healthcare systems and traditional healing methods have not succeeded to achieve the needs of the population. In general, healthcare systems are slow and lack resources as financial, human, and material. At present, the most modern diagnostic methods and the novel drugs are difficult for most people to access. People are constantly searching for alternatives to relieve their pain, without being too expensive or causing too many side effects. They search for the holistic view. The main reasons that motivate patients to search for these therapies are the search for health promotion and disease prevention; because it is beneficial for both the emotional and the spiritual health; because the effectiveness of conventional medicine is undetermined or generally associated to side effects and risks; and when the available traditional resources for a certain pathological condition have not succeeded.[2]

Authors also state that preventive medicine is a great opportunity for human to improve as a species, since good habits generate health and this gained health will be transmitted from generation to generation. Prevention is the medicine of the future, and the healthcare expenses will bring better results than those made toward the disease. It is exactly in the preventive medicine that lays the secret for good health, in all aspects, generating longevity and better conditions and quality of life. Iris diagnosis is the science that reveals physical, emotional, and mental aspects of an individual through the iris. The higher the number of nonconformities found in the soft tissue of one's iris, the shorter the vitality and resistance, thus, the farther this person will be from his/her wellness. Iris diagnosis allows the propaedeutic, prophylactic, and therapeutic approach and aims mainly at detecting disorders in progress and at their early intervention so that such disorders may not evolve into a disease. The greatest advantage of iris diagnosis stands in the prevention of diseases, since even before the patient presents any symptoms, the iridologist and the naturopath are able to detect signals of any disorder and use the necessary means to keep the homeostasis of the organism, preventing it from getting ill. The aim of the study was to find out the prevalence of iris signs among the volunteers who participated in the Science city Naturopathy stall titled, “Natural Diet and Traditional Natural Health Practices.”


  Materials and Methods Top


This is a descriptive, exploratory study with quantitative approach.

Study location

The study was carried out at the Science city exhibition: Naturopathy stall at Science city, Guindy.

Sample selection

A total of 120 samples were from the participants visiting the Science city exhibition, Guindy. The inclusion criteria were the following: being volunteered adults aged over 10–65 years and knowledge about personal, past, and family history. These items were justified by the fact that one of the specific objectives was to correlate the studied iris sign. The exclusion criteria were the presence of prosthetic eye, scar, and pterygium covering more than two quadrants of the iris in both eyes and difficulty with keeping the eyes open.

Data collection procedures

The study was approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee of the Government Yoga and Naturopathy Medical College and Hospital, Arumbakkam, Chennai.

This was taken as a convenient sampling with samples of 120 volunteered individuals. All individuals were informed about the nature of study and agreed to participate by signing the informed consent (bilingual).

Data collection was performed at the stall itself. First, on the day of participation, the volunteers were executed to fill in the consent form, to take a detailed history of the patient, and to photograph the iris of their eyes.

Data processing

For continuous data, the descriptive statistics, i.e. mean (standard deviation [SD]), was presented. For categorical data, the number and percentage were presented. All summary analysis was done using Statistical Package for the Social Services software Version 21.0 (Armonk, NY: IBM Corp).


  Results Top


The study started with 120 volunteers in total, and the sample comprised 64 women and 54 men aged between 10 and 50 years, with a mean age of 28.1 years. [Table 1] shows the demographic and other study characteristics of the study participants.
Table 1: Demographic and other study characteristics of the study participants

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The basic idea of this technique is to detect the conditions of the body and its organs by noting irregularities and the pigmentation in the iris.[3] The iris signs in the areas such as skin (n = 45), stomach (n = 31), dilated bowel (n = 8), constricted bowels (n = 19), bowel pockets (n = 2), and radii solaris (n = 6) were more predominant among the participants which may indicate the issues related to the gastrointestinal tract. The signs as in the areas of kidney, lung, and liver may indicate unsatisfactory metabolism.[4] Of 120 cases, only five cases' irides were under the category of healthy.


  Conclusion Top


Since majority of volunteers were school students and the data collected imply gastrointestinal tract issues, the nourishment of the students should be monitored very carefully for the betterment of their health. The mean (SD) of healthy iris remains very less, and this should be taken into account for further health improvement.

Limitations

The current study was a pilot study comprising only of minimal number of subjects.

Acknowledgment

We would wish to thank Mrs. Hemaa Vairavel, Senior Scientific Officer, Science City, Guindy, for providing us valuable guidance.

Financial support and sponsorship

Nil.

Conflicts of interest

There are no conflicts of interest.



 
  References Top

1.
Available from: http://cms.tn.gov.in/sites/default/files/documents/higher_education_0_0.pdf. [Last accessed on 2018 Nov 10].  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.
Salles LF, Silva MJ. Iridology: A systematic review. Rev Esc Enferm USP 2008;42:596-600.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.
Salles LF, Silva MJ. The sign of the cross of Andreas in the iris and diabetes mellitus: A longitudinal study. Rev Esc Enferm USP 2015;49:626-31.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
4.
Samant P, Agarwal R. Diagnosis of diabetes using computer methods: Soft computing methods for diabetes detection using iris. Power 2017;651:63915.  Back to cited text no. 4
    



 
 
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