I had the exact same symptoms you are describing. I let it go on for over a year trying all sorts of things. Some things seemed to help my symptoms for awhile then a doctor friend of mine asked me a few questions then he said..."you have blepharitis, take some johnsons baby shampoo wash your eyelids every night before bed and it will go away". I did that and used some Naphcon A( an allergy eye drop, because it helped with the itching), and it worked. So happy now. My eyes look 20 years younger and I am not miserable.