I would love to hear from anyone with this condition. I have just had punctum plugs inserted in my tear ducts and two days later my eyes are just as sore as before.Apparently the condition was caused/made worse by diuretics prescribed for high BP. No one seems to be able to tell me if stopping the diuretic will reverse the dryness. I have been off it for eight weeks now and have noticed no difference. The consultant says that my loss of vision is down to the lack of a tear layer and apparently it makes cataract operations difficult too.i am using eye drops almost continuously and am so frustrated not being able to seedetails like knitting patterns, reading small print etc. Any help out there?