In the early 1800’s, a young lad named Ignatz von Peczely of Egervar near Budapest, Hungary, caught an owl in his garden. The 11-year-old boy struggled with the frightened bird and met with its fierce claws as the bird instinctively tried to defend itself. In the struggle, the boy accidently broke the owl’s leg. As the youth and the owl glared into one another’s eye, the by observed a black stripe rising in the owl’s eye. Von Peczely bandaged the owl’s leg and nursed it back to health and released the bird; but the bird stayed in the garden several years afterward. Von Peczely observed the appearance of white and crooked lines in the owl’s eye where the black stripe had originally appeared.
From the book Iridology Simplified