Judi Dench, the famous 87-year-old British actress, suffers from macular degeneration, an eye disease that causes symptoms such as blurred vision, confusion of straight and wavy lines, and blackheads. According to Mirror.co.uk, Judi Dench has been suffering from the condition for at least a decade, having first been diagnosed in 2012.
Judi Dench has a hard time reading scripts and even eating
Macular degeneration is an eye disease that affects the part of the retina called the macula. The macula plays an important role in the perception of colors and details of the environment. When the macula is affected, macular degeneration occurs, and the patient has difficulty distinguishing details and colors.
Among the factors that favor the occurrence of this condition are hereditary factors, a diet rich in fats, age over 50, obesity and smoking, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Oscar winner Judi Dench has a hard time reading scripts and even cooking. The actress also claims that macular degeneration made her unable to write and read.
Judi Dench spoke openly about her illness and the discomfort it caused her, claiming that she had pain in one eye and watery in the other. Moreover, the famous actor Daniel Craig is concerned about the condition of Judi Dench and says that this eye condition prevents the actress from being as independent as she was before her illness.
She doesn't want to retire due to illness
Judi Dench claims that although she can't do much due to her illness, she doesn't want to give up her career: “I don't want to retire. Now I don't do much because I can't see. This is bad, ”said the star, reports Mirror.co.uk. The actress is known for her roles in such famous productions as Hamlet, Juno and Picoke, Antony and Cleopatra, Victoria and Abdul and many others.