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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.
Patrice
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