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black spider like floater

I have a black floater in my eye that looks like a spider. Do you know what causes this and what is the treatment, should I see an opthamologist or will it go away on its own.?
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233488 tn?1310693103
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Use the search feature and archives to read the many posts and discussions of vitreous floaters. See an ophthalmologist to  make sure its not caused by a hole/tear in the retina or blood in the eye. Find one at www.aao.org

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I have black odd shaped floaters in my eyes dailey they never go away i aslo have pain while moving my eyes sometimes i have been to 2 different eye specialists one tells me its just idiopoathic and they are not sure what is causing it.  The other has requested an MRI of the brain to RO MS. I have never had any optic neuritis and have no other symptoms of MS. This is very scary ad I am not sure I want to go through with haveing an MRI????
233488 tn?1310693103
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Floaters don't cause pain. Any only you can make the decision about the MRI to rule out multiple sclerosis.
JCH MD
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