Judi Dench’s ten-year battle with a ‘traumatic’ vision condition has been revealed.

In 2012, Dame Judi Dench was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a degenerative eye condition causing her to lose sight.

In the most recent episode of Louis Theroux Interviews, the actress opened up about her illness. When Louis asked the iconic thespian how bad her condition is, the 87-year-old replied: “Bad. That’s bad enough. It’s bad enough that you’re hazy. You’re just a little hazy.”

“I don’t want to retire,” Dame Judi said when a journalist asked if her lack of vision made her want to step back from her career. “I’m not doing much right now because I can’t see.”