Dr Philip Phatudi enjoys General Ophthalmology with a special interest in Glaucoma and Cataract surgery. His passion for people leads to his love for Community Ophthalmology.
Dr Philip Phatudi obtained his undergraduate medical training from the
University of Pretoria. It was during this time that he developed a keen
interest in Ophthalmology, and decided to pursue further training. While
training as a medical officer in Ophthalmology, he became involved in
community cataract outreach programs in the Limpopo region, where he
was born, and realized there was a great need for eye services, especially
in the more impoverished rural areas.
He pursued his specialization at the University of the Free State, where
he spent 4 years specializing in Ophthalmology. After two years as an
Ophthalmologist, he was awarded the ICO-World Glaucoma Association
three month Fellowship, and spent three months in Helsinki, Finland,
specializing in glaucoma.
He is currently a consultant at the St John Eye hospital, Baragwanath
hospital, and is involved in the training of eye specialists. He is also in
He is married to Dr Precious Phatudi, who is also an Ophthalmologist,
and enjoys travelling with his family.