I think, for me, the eye has been the biggest pain of this journey. I think it is great we have this forum so you can ask others how they cope. There is no sense in reinventing the wheel. I am sure you will get lots of great advice.
This is how I have coped for the last 5 months:
I wore an patch at first, with a piece of wet gauze and tons of laci-lube (preservative free). I also would add drops throughout the day.
I found when I soaked in the tub my eye felt great.
At night I put tons of laci-lube in and use 2 pieces of paper 3M tape and over that I appy an eye bandage (that sticks) and have no trouble with the eye popping open. I have never had any issues with my cornea.
I shower with clear swimming googles (the strap is way down at the back so I can still wash my hair).
I made my own moisture chamber glasses. Here is the link (hope it works, if not look up eyewear). http://anausa.org/forum/index.php?topic=7688.0
Honestly the glasses have been the best way for me to cope...driving, walking the dog outside.
On the advice of Satman I bought Harley googles and they have been great for on our boat.
All of my doctors suggested having the eye sewn closed and I kept putting it off, in hidesight I so wish I would have gotten an eyelid wieght right away and had it removed when things got better. I tried the external weight and sadly because I have asian like eyes it did not work out well.
Refresh, Celliuvisc (individual vials, the lids pop off and can be pushed back on)
Good luck, we really do understand. Feel free to ask more questions.