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Judi Dench battling condition that can rob eyesight

Judi Dench appears in a still image from the movie, "My Week with Marilyn.' (The Weinstein Company / BBC Films / Lipsync Productions / Trademark Films / UK Film Council)

February 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench is facing a tough battle in trying to save her eyesight.

Dench told the Daily Mirror that she's been diagnosed with macular degeneration, an eye condition that can cause blindness.

The 77-year-old said she can't read scripts anymore and relies on family to keep her up to speed on her lines.

Dench said she's seeking treatment and has no plans to retire from acting.