What is Iridology?

by Georgina Cyr


Iridology is the science and practice of eye analysis that reveals a person or animal’s relative state of health.  It provides information on genetic weaknesses/strengths, inflammation, toxicity, and stresses which can all provide clues to health problems a person or animal may be having.

Iridology does not identify and diagnose medical diseases; rather it shows the conditions in the body that can eventually lead to specific diseases.  In this way, Iridology can be of tremendous benefit in preventing disease before it manifests, utilizing the tools of nutrition, lifestyle and preventative medicine to direct the body into a higher state of health.

How Does Iridology Work?

Iridologists examine the iris pattern, or structure as well as specific signs, color, and the overall composition which is a genetic blueprint much like that of a fingerprint, giving information about the predispositions of one’s health.  This allows us to take precautions or make suggestions for possible ways of preventing health issues from manifesting.

Skayter, a Boston terrier

Skayter has a very healthy looking eye

Acute conditions show up as white markings in the fibers of the iris and are generally associated with pain and inflammation.

An iris analysis can help to explain what the source or where the original cause of a health problem might be coming from, which can be quite different than the symptoms displayed.

For instance a client reports, “My dog or cat’s fur is falling out over its back and the skin is bumpy, dry, flaky and smelly. I think they have a food allergy”.

Upon performing an iris analysis, the iridologist will see signs that would indicate skin irritation and the veterinarian may diagnose the bumps as mites or mange, but the core root of the issue or cause may be seen in the eye as a low immune system or condition in the intestine or stomach contributing to the mites taking over the body, allowing the mites to flourish.

Many types of mites are normally present in small numbers in the skin of healthy dogs, but when a dog's immune system becomes weakened, the mites can overgrow and cause disease and inflammation of the skin.

What can be seen with iridology is the condition of the body’s immune system and tissue condition top reveal the source of the skin problems.

Iridology in itself is not an actual treatment. It is a non-invasive method, often used by homeopaths, naturopaths, holistic veterinarians, and other natural animal health practitioners to determine a required treatment plan.

There has been much researchm and many cases show how Animal Iridology has helped animals with:

  • Intestinal and Digestion problems.
  • Inflammation and Pain.
  • Allergies and Skin/Coat conditions.
  • Unusual Sudden Reactivity to their Environment or Other Animals.
  • Genetic Predisposition Health issues.
  • So much more....

CASE STUDY:  Neela, a 12 year old Boxer.



Neela's Left Eye

Neela had been badly beaten before she came into Boxer Rescue.  She is showing dark almost black pigment in the lighter brown areas which were the areas of the body most affected by the beatings. Over the years the dark pigments have become darker and represent the more chronic issues of pain and stiffness.

Neela has very weak digestion which is represented by the very dark area just surrounding the pupil.  We have supplemented her food with herbal and nutritional supplement so help her digest easier.

Although Neela had cancer for several years, with the help of herbs like Paw Paw and other Natures Sunshine supplements, she was able to run and play like a puppy until  she was12 years old.


CASE STUDY:  Tork, a 9 year old Persian Cat.



Tork's Right Eye

This photo is showing the darker golden ring just outside of Tork's pupil. This is representing less resiliency in the stomach.

Tork never had symptoms of stomach issues, but she always slept a lot, and once we saw in her eye that she wasn’t able to obtain the nutrients in her food, we added nutritional supplements and changed the food.  As a result, her energy picked up.  Today she is very active at 12 years old.

You can also see the bumpiness in the yellow green area outside of the golden brown in her eye.  That bumpiness represents low energy to the lungs.  Tork had also been prone to allergies but since the change in food she has been very healthy.


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Georgina Cyr is based in Port Alberni, on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.  She has a private practice as a Herbalist, Iridologist, and Natural Health Consultant.

Georgina uses many tools and therapies for helping people and animals.

Incorporating Iridology, homeopathy, nutritional healing, Lymphatic Drainage, Vibrational Healing with Tuning Forks and Sounds, as well as Energy Healing into her work, Georgina became interested in teaching students how to help themselves as well as how to help others.

Georgina Currently teaches Iridology Courses at Langara College in Vancouver B.C. as well as at Windsong School of Healing and other locations in B.C.

She also offers Iridology Courses by Correspondence and Natural Health and Herbal Training programs via correspondence as well as Animal Iridology Courses by correspondence.