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You are absolutely justified in your concern.
Since you are not having any altered visual symptoms such as fogginess or blurring of vision in the right eye or a shower of floaters as are seen in an episode of RD, it looks more like PVD.
The other condition where you can get such flashes of light is ocular migraine.
Associated headache may or maynot be present.
If the flashes of light have disappeared and there is no associated floaters, it is likely to be due to migraine. Migraine can be aggravated by various factors such as certain food, sound, visual effects or even fatigue.
It could be a likely cause.
I guess you can go ahead with the scheduled appointment. Since you have already experienced the acute symptoms in a RD, you are aware how these symptoms begin with a sudden bout of a shower of floaters with flashes of light associated with blurring of vision ( similar to a veil or curtain falling in the line of your vision).
Since the present symptoms are not like those mentioned above, it makes sense to go ahead with the appointment next week ( does not appear to be an emergency).
I can understand.
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