Jessica, Here's my 2 cents worth with year's of dry eye issues. Maybe, you have caught your dry eyes early enough that you have been fortunate enough not to have corneal scarring. Keep seeking solutions for eyes... mine went 17 yrs. before SS diagnosis and had to have outer layer of both eyes peeled and let new epitheliums grow. Not fun thing to do.
Was mentioned to me by corneal specialist that if he plugged all 4 ducts I would be more prone to eye infections. Blepheritis is an eye infection and often will in time often include MGD as well.
He plugged my bottom ducts this May and diagnosed me with Meibonian Glandular Dysfunction (MGD). Think the antibiotic Igna referred to as using is same as Azite (brand name) that I used lately. My eyes seemed much drier for short while after using the antibiotic drops.
Also, allergy med will dry eyes.
Warm, wet compresses help my eyes. I have mentioned on earlier post about getting gel pack at Wal-Mart and warming in microwave and using with wet wash clothe. I soak my eyes for as long as 30 minutes. One advantage of being retired!
When I get up for morning, I then wash my closed eyes with soap and warm water. Clears away all the loosened debris of bed linens and allergens.
Last addition that has helped is pilocarpine(Salagen) 5 mg x 2 daily which was prescribed for dry mouth and feels as if it has also helped with the eyes, too.
All this added together has certainly helped the feeling of my eyes! SOMETHING TO BE HAPPY FOR!!!!!
P.S. Keep goggle-type sunglasses on when around places that there is air movement. Car, especially with this hot weather, and, of course, outside. I keep my
hanging with my car keys along with sun visor.
Keep on keepin' on, Joy