I am on vacation and within the past hour I noticed what I identify as a black line flash intermittently in my right eye. This has never happened before. I am being followed for an injury to my neck and upper right back and will have an MRI next week for that as I still have pain in the right scapular area and tingling in the right hand. I am wondering if this flashing in the right eye would have any relevance to this or possibly something else. I do have hypertension and my Mother had floaters. Thank you for any information you may be able to supply to me.
Sounds like at vitreous detachment at the very least - or possibly a retinal tear or retinal detachment. As always with these symptoms, I ask the patient to see an ophthalmologist within a day or so to have a complete dilated retinal examination. Vitreous detachment is a Very common diagnosis - but absolutely need retinal exam to rule out a tear or detachment.
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