Doctor of Medicine magna cum laude, University Marburg/Lahn, Germany. Habilitation, Institute Anatomy, Marburg/Lahn.
Intern in internal medicine and surgery, U. Marburg, Germany, 1969-1971; research assistant anatomy, U. Marburg, Germany, 1969-1974; associate professor anatomy, U. Erlangen, Germany, 1974-1983; professor, head department anatomy, U. Erlangen, Germany, since 1984. Member committee Alcon Research Institute awart, Fort Worth, 1989-1995.
Member International Society Eye Research Glaucoma Society, Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz (Stifterverb award 1973, president 2005).
Married Henning Drecoll. Children: Jens Drecoll, Axel Drecoll.