Iris Recognition System Matlab Source Code. The iris of each eye is unique. No two irises are alike in their mathematical detail--even between identical twins and triplets or between one's own left and right eyes. Unlike the retina, however, it is clearly visible from a distance, allowing easy image acquisition without intrusion. The iris remains stable throughout one's lifetime, barring rare disease or trauma. The random patterns of the iris are the equivalent of a complex human barcode, created by a tangled meshwork of connective tissue and other visible features. The iris recognition process begins with video-based image acquisition that locates the eye and iris. Matlab Image Processing Toolbox is required.