If you haven't already done so, I urge you to get to a good eye doctor. I had a gritty feeling and my eye was very uncomfortable after my surgery. Turned out my eyelid had stuck to my cornea likely due to dry eye, dry hospital air, poor closure when sleeping, and not sleeping for about 50 hours (ack the steroids!).
When I had my eye doc look at it, she said I was very close to getting an ulcer, and I had reduced cornea sensation so the damage was actually worse than I suspected. I had the hardest time driving too - if you have damage on your cornea, the sunlight is pretty horrid and you can't just look the other way if you're driving.
I am in much better shape now but it took several months of contact bandages, prescription eye drops, and now scleral lenses to get me there. I hope you have access to good care for your eyes - you may have to give up ear function, shouldn't lose and eye too!