I don't wear contacts, but I had major eye dryness and also seemed to stop sweating when my symptoms were worst right before my diagnosis. I also had blurriness and was super sensitive to light/noise. It mostly went away after abx.
PDXtransplant, I have trouble suffering from dry eyes a lot too, itching and piercing and very sensitive to light. Would be much grateful and happy if you would like to post what abx treatment helped for you, and how long it took?
Wonder if you suffered from head pressures and an aching nose too?