Dida Kazakova graduated from the Medical Academy, Sofia, in 1979. She carried out her residency in the Helmholz Institute of Ophthalmology in Moscow. She was a Fellow of the European Glaucoma Society in Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, and in the University of Cologne, Germany. While a fellow in Cologne, she wrote her doctoral thesis on the topic of glaucoma surgery. She subsequently obtained her Habilitation in 2013. Assoc. Prof. D. Kazakova is a practicing ophthalmologist, surgeon and lecturer at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.