Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
only part of your "already tried" post was shown online. Could you copy/paste it here again please?
I've been dealing with dry eye and inflammation for over 3 years now. My optometrist has had me on several types of steroid drops, which usually do alleviate the inflammation, only to have it recur as soon as I stop using the drops. He has also sent me to another specialist who inserted punctal plugs, which helped me for a while. However, the third time around they did not help and I ended up back on steroid drops and have been relying on them on and off ever since. Very recently, while on Pred Forte, I ended up with elevated ocular pressure and had to go off them and later switch to a weaker steroid, Alrex, which does not seem to be working. Certain artificial tears help initially with the burning feeling, but somewhere along the line they all seem to end up making matters worse. I get allergy shots for dust mites, tree pollen and mold and have tried several types of allergy eye drops, but none of them give me relief. I've tried all the common sense suggestions - warm compress, humidifier, staying out of sun and wind, etc. - and still my eyes are constantly red and irritated. Where do I go from here? \(°_o)/¯