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 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.
Dr Phatudi spent 4 years specialising in Ophthalmology at the University of the Free State. After two years of practice as an Ophthalmologist, he was awarded the ICO-World Glaucoma Association Fellowship, which saw him spending 3 months in Helsinki, Finland, specializing in glaucoma.
He is married to Dr Precious Phatudi, who is also an Ophthalmologist and enjoys travelling with their family.