Good news for me is that I've been having eye problems since about the middle of August, and I went to the doctor this morning with my bottles and bottles of things I've been trying from my optometrist, my allergist, my sister-in-law, and all that (yeah, for being a scientist, I'm awfully unscientific sometimes in my trials on myself...). I told him everything, and then when he had thought a bit, I said, "I really think that my initial problem was with an allergic irritation, but then a real infection has set in."
And he agreed, promptly, and gave me a prescription for a systemic antibiotic to take care of not only my eye, but my sinuses, too and the low-grade fever I had. Ahem. The really amusing thing is that the prescription cost less than the bottle of spaghetti sauce and the gnocchi I couldn't pass up at Target. Whew.