Neuro Symptoms in Coping with Celiac Disease Posted June 6, 2010 · Report to Admin I've had those paper tests too and they were barely yellow. I kept thinking I had post-it notes on my eyeballs! I tried restasis but it never worked for me, in fact it seem to make my eyes worse. I also took doxycycline for about a year and that helped a bit. I had punctal plugs (tear ducts plugs) put in and that helped a lot but they tend to fall out every 6 months or so. I ended up having one tear duct cauterized. Ok, that was not fun but it was over quickly and that eye is doing very well. It was worth doing. That eye is in much better shape than the one that just has the plugs. Those plugs are falling out again and I'll likely get it cauterized . I saw an improvement in my eyes about 3-4 months after going gluten free and then dramatically better after I went soy free. I do use drops throughout the day but I rarely need my glasses. Usually I just need them for driving at night. The corneas are so much better my overall vision is better. I'm sure changing to gluten-free and soy free makeup helped too. eta, I have Sjogrens and my mouth isn't extremely dry, it seems to affect my eyes and skin the most. Thanks, Kayo! I'm hoping it works that well for me. I've only been gluten free since April 9. Since it's summery now with higher humidity, I don't seem to have too much of a problem with eye irritation. I occasionally use artificial tears. My next follow-up appt. is the end of July so I'll find out how my eyes are doing then. I'll definitely be getting the humidifiers out once we get into fall and winter and hopefully avoid the eye irritation I experienced this past winter.