DocH, Thanks so much for taking the time to respond to questions even though you're through the worst of things. You must be a special person to help those of us who are just starting out on this journey and I REALLY appreciate you! My depression since this surgery has been massive and if I can at least get some relief from the dry eye, that will be one less complication to contend with. I got lower punctal plugs put in last week, but will see about trying the lacrilube at night and the Advil during the day. (I've been too scared to try pain relievers since most of them dry the eye more and tylenol never helps me.) Thanks again and I'm so happy that your vision has turned out well.