Infographics are pretty cool, with lots of information, varying sizes of text and well-designed images. Here’s a good one I found online about the iris, the colored part of the eye.
I had a patient in the other day who asked me about iridololgy, which is an alternative medicine technique whose proponents claim that patterns, colors, and other characteristics of the iris can be examined to determine information about a patient’s systemic health.
Unfortunately, iridology is not well supported by scientific research. But no doubt it would be nice to study patterns in the iris and be able to tell that something is wrong with the liver. I like to think I have a pretty open mind regarding alternative forms of medicine, but well-controlled scientific evaluation of iridology has shown entirely negative results, with all rigorous double blind tests failing to find any statistical significance to its claims.
Enjoy this informative infographic.