HOW INJURY AND DISEASE ARE SHOWN IN THE EYE.
It is possible for organs or parts of the body which are diseased or injured to spread their signs beyond their ordinary limits, over places where other healthy organs or parts have their corresponding nerves.
However, no mistake need be made by reason of this, for one must always try to discover where these signs start from, and this must be our guidance. The signs vary in shape, size and aspect. These particulars will all be explained so that one can detect them and understand them.
If the iris is one unbroken blue, the owner is a perfectly healthy person who has never suffered from any illness, poisons or accidents. Such people are almost unknown. Nature shows injury etc. to the different parts of the body by four signs in the iris:.
(a) White clouds.
(b) White lines.
(c) More or less dark shades.
(d) Black marks or spots.
The two latter are often surrounded by white lines.
(a) Examining a blue-eyed person, one often finds marks composed of white lines which are raised above the surface of the iris, making the intermediate parts appear to be somewhat below the surface; these lines are open. This shows that there has been an inflammation in the organ or part which has its corresponding nerve in this part of the iris and that it has not been properly cured, but has become half-chronic, half-acute inasmuch that the temperature is normal but the pain is still there.
If the trouble is afterwards cured, new white lines appear enclosing the open space. The injury is now as nearly cured as possible, and the pain is gone but the part is left weak. The marks never disappear, for they indicate a weak point and a trouble which may revive.
(b) The white clouds are generally found in the eyes of people who are confined to bed. They seem raised above the surface of the iris, and show that the organs which have their corresponding nerves in the part of the iris above which they seem to hover are suffering from an acute inflammation and that the temperature is above normal.
Should this illness have the right treatment, numbers of white lines will soon appear in the cloud which encloses small parts of the iris. After some time, weeks or months, all the clouds and marks disappear and the iris is once more as clear and whole as if it had never been disturbed by the signs of an illness.
The iris returns only such marks as are caused by accidents or by illnesses which have been neglected or cured by “poisons”.
As a rule, it can be seen how an illness is progressing by the alternation of the signs in the iris. If the lines are as white as chalk, the illness is curing itself or the treatment given is the correct one. If the trouble is not being treated in the right way, yellow or grey lines, or lines of other colour, may appear. The illness may be cured and may leave a certain weakness.
(c) The third form consists of marks of more or less dark shades that appear sunk in the iris, outlined by fine white lines. Such marks denote pus or catarrh and a larger or smaller increase of the body cells. Sometimes the temperature may be high, sometimes it is normal. The pain is generally less than in inflammation although the cause may be more serious.
Should pus have disappeared, white lines appear in the dark places and enclose larger or smaller parts of them. The damage done is never really cured and the organ never again retains its former vigour, for some part of it is destroyed and cannot be recreated.
(d) The black marks in the iris, in the deepest layer, which also are bound by white lines, denote a complete loss of leg or arm, part of a lung, or other organ. If the black marks are entirely surrounded by white lines, the trouble is over and no pain is felt.
All marks which appear in the eyes of the blue-eyed people will be found in the brown-eyed suffered with this difference, that whereas the clouds are white in the blue-eyed they are yellow in the brown-eyed.
HOW TO READ THE HISTORY OF HEALTH.
When you have thoroughly mastered the diagrams presented herewith so that you know exactly where to find the various parts of the body mirrored in the iris, supply yourself with a good magnifying glass. One which enlarges to about four times the natural size is best. First place the patient in a good light. Then take your magnifying glass and thoroughly study the eyes, first the right and then the left. You have, of course, provided yourself with paper on which you have drawn two circles with a black centre to represent the pupil in each, and have also divided the iris part into equal divisions, similar to those on my diagrams.