February 21, 2012

Dame Judi Dench Among Millions With Macular Degeneration


Dame Judi Dench, the actress who plays the steely-eyed boss keeping watch over James Bond, revealed she is losing her sight to macular degeneration… "People with a family history of macular degeneration have a higher risk," said Dr. Sophie Bakri, professor of ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dench revealed that her mother, too, lived with the disease.

ABC News, by Katie Moisse, 02/20/2012

Additional Coverage: LA Times

Tags: Celebrity Patients, Dame Judi Dench, Dr. Sophie Bakri, James Bond, macular degeneration, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Ophthalmology

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