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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology

Volume  14, Issue 3(Special Issue), July - September 2021, Pages 667-668


Review Article

Forensic Optometry: A New Tool for Forensic Identification
1Paramita Deb, 2Jaskaran Singh, 3Anshu Nanda, 4Karan Sing
Assistant Professor, Department of Optometry, School, 2Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Science,3Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Research, School of Allied Health Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh 244001, India. 4Trainee, Department of Forensic Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala 147002, Punjab, India
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Optometry is an eye care profession that involves examining the eye and visual system. It also helps in prescribing the correction of refractive error with glasses, contact lenses, and the treatment of various eyes diseases. Likewise, the use of optometrical studies for the criminal justice system is a new paradigm in forensic sciences. Additionally, individual identification of a person may be done by examining certain characteristics of eye. Hence, eye shape, iris color and contact lenses are prevailing vital roles in forensic investigation. This review provides examining iris color for personal identification of the individual in different ethnic population as a whole. key messages: This review enumerates the role of personal identification with the help of iris color.

Corresponding Author : Paramita Deb