Judi Dench Opens Up About Macular Degeneration, Worsening Eyesight

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Dame Judi Dench has been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, a condition associated with old age that is characterized by damage to one's retina and, more often than not, leads to blindness.

"I can't read scripts any more because of the trouble with my eyes," the veteran actress tells the U.K.'s Mirror. "And so somebody comes in and reads them to me, like telling me a story."

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Dench has undergone treatment for the disease, but there's no definitive cure.

She'll next appear in the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall, and says she has no plans of ending her career.

"As long as there is a possibility of working, I'm not going to retire," Dench says. "If I retire, nothing will work any more, and it's hard enough as it is."

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Hi Judi ,I am a great fan of yours and I too have macular de generation . Since my sister is clinically blind with it I was very scared but the injections were possible when I got it and now I see as well as I ever did .Please get the injections ,I have /lucentis injections and I hope they do for you what they did for me. Good luck Ellen


@ Dame Judi,
You are more than an Academy Award Winner. You are very much A Lady!!
*Will continue to follow your career, and wish you good health and healing!!