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Dame Judi Dench's nine-year battle with 'traumatic' sight condition revealed

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Dame Judi Dench was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in 2012, a degenerative eye condition which is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK, according to Macular Society.SEE: Judi Dench was unrecognisable at start of her career - take a look backThe 86-year-old star has spoken out about her failing eyesight several times, and to mark World Sight Day, we're shining a light on everything she has said in order to raise awareness.WATCH: Dame Judi Dench opens up to HELLO!In an interview with the Radio Times, she recalled how her vision has changed: "I can't read the paper now, I can't do the crossword, I can't read a book."I've had to find another way of learning lines and things, which is having great friends of mine.

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