Dame Judi Dench, approaching her 80th birthday, is struggling with macular degeneration, The Times of London reports. The condition has left her unable to read.
“[I’m] dealing with it, getting on with it, doing what I can do. I have to be careful if it’s too dark for me to see. I miss steps and things if I’m not told,” she said.
She can no longer read books, so she has turned to audio books.