This image depicted what is known as a fundoscopic view of the retina, or the back of the left eye. Note that the retinal vessels appeared to be emanating from below, for this view had been rotated counterclockwise almost 90°. Of importance, were the pathologic changes made visible in the retinal tissues and vasculature. Two of the vessels had been highly blanched out, indicating luminal atheromatous deposition, while you can also see fibrous deposition around a number of vessels, which emanated from the optic cup itself. This had been diagnosed as a case of Grade III retinal sclerosis, with accompanying hypertension.