Barr states she is losing her sight due to both glaucoma and macular degeneration. She also says she smokes marijuana to help relieve the associated pressure in her eyes.
My vision is closing in now. It’s something weird. But there are other weird things. That one’s harsh, ’cause I read a lot, and then I thought, ‘Well, I guess I could hire somebody to read for me and read to me.’ But I like words and I like looking. You do what you have to do. I just try and enjoy vision as much as possible—y’know, living it up. My dad had it, too.