I passed my six month mark July 21 and I am still on this forum, so that should tell you something. I found an ophthalmologist in Dallas that does not perform the dreaded surgery. I saw him last week. He listened attentively to my case history and then proceded to perform tests. He said my corneas looked good, no dry spots. He did a shirmer test unanesthetized with eyes open and scored a five in left and 6 in right. I am double plugged in left and was only lower plugged in right eye at the time. I don't know why but those scores really depressed me. If I could be depressed anymore so. I have been in that dark place for a long time. This new MD said I also have moderate MGD and prescribed doxy. Does this stuff even work? He also recommended warm compresses 2x per day. So I started all this hoping it would help. Then I go back to my LASIK clinic. I don't know why I went to the appointment. I told myself I was not going back. The ODs there look at my eyes and perform a TBUT which I score a 7, again depressing. But this is the first time I actually saw my LASIK surgeon. He looked at my eyes and said he did not think I had MGD or blepharistis. I don't know what to think now. He said I could continue with the doxy. Basically, I felt like he did not understand the pain that is assocaciated with this. He said he has dry eyes too. I told him I have to return to work in August and this is the environment that kills my eyes. He just said I have to do what makes me comfortable. Well that would be to not have to go to work, which is not an option. I had a breakdown two weeks ago and had to check into an outpatient psych clinic. I have to take meds that can cause dryness, but I need the meds. This post is probably very random. I just sometimes need to vent even if no one responds, I know whoever reads this will understand. Thanks for listening.