Glaucoma is a progressive eye condition that causes damage to the optic nerve over time. Because the optic nerve is essential for vision, those with one or more risk factors for glaucoma should be monitored for any signs of glaucomatous damage to the optic nerve. Such risk factors include, but are not limited to: eye pressure, history of eye trauma, family history, and the ability for the eye to drain fluid within the eye. Damage from glaucoma can be managed with several treatment options, but unfortunately cannot be reversed. Those with glaucoma and those that are at high risk of developing glaucoma should be monitor their condition regularly with their eye doctor to prevent further damage to the optic nerve.