This is a picture of a retinal detachment. You can see the optic nerve in the center of the photo, but it’s hazy for two reasons. First I focused the camera more forward on the detached retina (above), and there’s blood in the eye. The detachment is the billowing, whitish membrane you see above. Normally the retina is attached to the back of the eye. There is no vision wherever the retina detaches off the back of the eye. This patient has a “macula-on” detachment which means, if we get this repaired soon enough, he should have most, if not all his central vision restored.