My eye does not seem to dry out much. I use drops during the day, but sometimes ointment (as i was advised by opthamologist #2)...which makes my eye blurry but does not matter as i wear the patch (i sound like an ex-smoker here) for the double vision. I did use drops more in the first few weeks, but now 11 weeks out i can go for hours. I rarely feel like i "need" drops, but just try to keep up with them every few hours to be on the safe side. I will see the opthamologist again (for some testing of my DV) in early September so hoping she says my cornea is looking good despite the challenges.
Thanks again for sharing your experiences in eye patch heaven and to Steve for passing on this great site.