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I am coping with my losing vision

Judi Dench

Los Angeles: Veteran actress Judi Dench, who is suffering from macular degeneration that can lead to blindnessshe, says she has the typeface enlarged so that she can read scripts.

“So, if six of us were coming in to read a sonnet they’d all have one piece of paper and I’d have two or three,” she said.

“They’d think, ‘why does she have a bigger part?’ when it’s all the same!,” she added.

The ‘Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ actress finds the condition can be restricting when she takes part in her favourite pastime — painting, reported People magazine.

“I paint a lot and now I find it very, very difficult because if I look at something and then look back here, my eyes don’t adjust quickly enough to actually transfer that.

“Then I thought, ‘That’s what’s painting is about. You should paint what you see.’ And therefore it doesn’t matter – don’t translate it literally, translate it in the only way you can. It’s a different system.”

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