VipAdvisor: Dame Judi Dench's sight is deteriorating and she can't recognise faces or read her own scripts - BBC WM asked me to come on their breakfast show to talk about life as a visually impaired person

Feb 26, 2014, 05:30 PM

According to the news, Dame Judi Dench's sight is deteriorating and she can't recognise faces or read her own scripts. Judi suffers from both dry and wet macular degeneration - the former leaves people with blurry vision and while the latter can cause blind spots. The star - who has been Oscar-nominated for Best Actress and set a new BAFTA record for her 15th nomination for adoption-themed drama 'Philomena' is determined not to let these problems interrupt her life. I was invited to BBC WM in Birmingham in the UK to talk about life as a person with a visual impairment on the back of the most recent news reports. #QueenAlexandraCollege #AllFormats #BBCWM #VipAdvisor