Texas Regional Eye Center offers and maintains this web site to provide information of a general nature about the conditions requiring the services of an ophthalmologist. The information is provided with the understanding that Texas Regional Eye Center is not engaged in rendering surgical or medical advice or recommendations. Any information in the publications messages, postings, or articles on this web site should not be considered a substitute for consultation with a (board certified) ophthalmologist to address individual medical needs. Individual facts and circumstances will determine the treatment that is most appropriate. This information is meant for residents of the state of Texas and any others who read it do so at their own risk.