What is iridology and how does it assist people living with diabetes?

Dr Jessica Leske educates us about iridology as a screening tool that is used to detect inherent individual predispositions.

What is iridology?

Iridology is the study of health via an examination of the colour and structure of the iris, the sclera, and the pupil.

The iris is the most complex external structure of human anatomy and by way of the nervous system, it has a reflex connection to every tissue and organ of the body. Through the optic nerves, which are attached to the eyes, visual information is sent to the brain. At the same time, there is information sent back to the eyes from the brain about the state of the tissues and organs in the body.

Each iris is as unique as a fingerprint. The colour and pattern of the iris fibres will determine your underlying genetic weakness, which may or may not be activated according to your diet, lifestyle, and psycho-social factors.

How it works?

It has been said, “The eyes are the windows of the soul.”

Iridologists assess the iris colour and fibre structure variations to determine the constitutional strength of the physical body and aspects of personality. Iridology is not a treatment, but rather a screening tool that is used to detect inherent individual predispositions.

The colour and pattern of your iris fibres reflects your genetic inheritance from three generations behind you. Whether you develop these dispositions to the best- or worst-case scenario depends on your diet, lifestyle, and stress management techniques.

Iridology can be used to determine potential health problems at an early stage. This enables you the opportunity to prevent illness and maintain optimum wellness.

Helping diabetes patients

For a person living with diabetes, an iris assessment will give more insight into what eating plan, exercise regime, stress management techniques, and supplementation will suit your genetic profile the best. Thus, will allow you the opportunity to enhance the efficacy of your current treatment regime.

Dr Jessica Leske is a registered homeopathy and iridologist.


Dr Jessica Leske is a registered homeopath and iridologist. She is a member of the Homeopathic Association of South Africa (HSA) (2010), Registered Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) and Board of Healthcare Funders of South Africa (BHF) (2016).