Blogged By: De De Tillman
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Posted: Monday February 20, 2012 @ 11:28 am PST
According to Reuters, British actress Dame Judi Dench 77, said she is not going blind from her eye condition called Macular Degeneration. The actress said in response to the numerous articles in the media concerning my eye condition – macular degeneration – I do not wish for this to be overblown,” Dench said in a statement emailed to Reuters.
“This condition is something that thousands and thousands of people all over the world are having to contend with. It’s something that I have learnt to cope with and adapt to – and it will not lead to blindness.”
“I can’t read scripts anymore because of the trouble with my eyes. Somebody comes in and reads them to me, like telling me a story.”
Despite her eye problems, Dench said she had no plans to retire. Her seventh Bond film, “Skyfall”, is due to be released later this year and she is currently promoting “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”, a comedy-drama set in India.
Dench won an Oscar in 1998 for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in “Shakespeare in Love” and who also plays the spy chief M in the James Bond films.