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Sat Feb 18, 2012, 05:05 PM

Judi Dench losing her sight to macular degeneration.

LONDON (Reuters) - Oscar-winning British actress Judi Dench has lost part of her eyesight and struggles to read film scripts or see people sitting directly in front of her.

The 77-year-old, who plays the spy chief M in the James Bond films, said she has developed an age-related condition called macular degeneration.

In an interview with Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper on Saturday, Dench said it had affected her sight in both eyes, although she has received treatment which she hopes will prevent further damage.

"I can't read scripts anymore because of the trouble with my eyes," Dench was quoted as saying. "Somebody comes in and reads them to me, like telling me a story.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-rt-us-britain-denchtre81h0l8-20120218,0,6700689.story

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greatauntoftriplets Feb 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2012 #1
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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 05:42 PM

1. How sad for her.

I wish there were a way to cure her.

She is a great actress, and losing her to this condition is awful.

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Sun Feb 19, 2012, 01:19 AM

2. My mother has that. The doctor told us that blue-eyed people are most susceptible.

One of my favorite movies of hers is "Notes of a Scandal". That just blew me away.

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Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:36 PM

3. That's too bad. At least her talent is not tied to her eyesight.

It always amazes me the way she can be either remarkably beautiful (the Bond films come to mind) or very ugly (Henry V, Shakespeare In Love, etc.). She's a chameleon.

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