June Muriel Brown, MBE is an English actress, known for her role as Dot Cotton in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 1985 onwards. In 2005, she won Best Actress at the Inside Soap Awards, and in the same year, also received the Lifetime Achievement award at the British Soap Awards.
The sight-losing condition is common and can first affect people in their 50s and 60s.
, Brown said she has no central vision at all and can no longer respond to fan mail.June Brown has starred in Eastenders since 1985
The Actress said her condition was getting worse despite undergoing eye surgery in 2017.
"Just pray for your health and strength, hearing and eyesight, and an active mind," she added.What is macular degeneration? Degeneration of the macula leads to loss of vision at the centre of The Field of view
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common condition which usually starts to affect people in their 50s and 60s.
Although it does not cause total blindness, it can make everyday activities like reading, watching TV and recognising faces very difficult and can worsen without treatment.
Symptoms can include seeing straight lines as wavy or crooked, objects looking smaller than normal and Seeing Things that are not there.
The exact cause of macular degeneration is unknown, but it has been linked to smoking, high blood pressure, being overweight and having a Family History of the condition.
There are two types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), dry AMD and wet AMD.
There is no treatment for dry AMD but vision aids can help with day-to-day life. People diagnosed with wet AMD may need regular eye injections.