I have sicca syndrome, possible sjogren's. For the last two months, I have had recurrent pink eye. Every time I get a cold (and it's 3 times in the past 2 months -- I have a toddler) I get it at the tail end of my cold.
My optometrist has treated me with antibiotic drops that clear it up in only a few days. I am wondering why all of a sudden after a whole life of never having pink eye, I am getting it all the time.
At first, I thought it was restasis, but I haven't taken my restasis in 3 weeks (since my last bout of oink eye) so I guess it's the autoimmune component combined with severe dry eye. I also wear contacts but I throw away the cleaning component and get new contacts each time I am done with this. I wear glasses while I have it.
What can I do to prevent this bacterial pink eye?