This case involves an elderly male patient from Seattle that presented with complaints of floaters in his left eye. He was diagnosed with age-related cataracts and age-related vitreous degeneration and was told to return for an examination if he experienced any changes. Several months later, he presented to the optometrist with complaints of constant floaters. He was counseled about the risks and benefits of cataract surgery and referred to an ophthalmologist for a cataract evaluation. During that examination, the ophthalmologist noted that the patient had advanced retinal detachment in his left eye. The examination resulted in a report of total retinal detachment with no indication for urgent surgical management due to the unclear time of onset. The patient continued to experience these symptoms and required 2 surgeries on his eyes which left the patient completely blind. It was alleged that the patient’s vision would have been markedly better if he had received surgical treatment sooner.