Cloquet's canal

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 02 Aug 2021

Cloquet's canal, also known as the hyaloid canal or Stilling's canal, is a transparent canal that runs from the optic nerve disc to the lens traversing the vitreous body. It serves as a perivascular sheath surrounding the hyaloid artery in the embryonic eye.

History and etymology

Hippolyte Cloquet (1787-1840), was a French anatomist 3.

Benedikt Stilling (1810-1879), was a German anatomist, famously remembered for his invention of the microtome, key to studying the anatomy of the spinal cord 4.

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