Alessandro Iannaccone, M.D., M.S.

Alessandro Iannaccone, M.D., M.S.

Retinal Degeneration & Ophthalmic Genetics Service
Lions Visual Function Diagnostic Lab

Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Hamilton Eye Institute
930 Madison Ave, Suite 731 (academic)
930 Madison Ave, Suite 400 (clinical)
Memphis, TN 38163 (USA)
Phone: (901) 448-7831 (academic)
(901) 448-6445/6185 (lab)
(901) 448-1241 (UTMG front desk)
Fax: (901) 448-5028 (UT)/1021 (UTMG)
Email: Alessandro Iannaccone


  • M.D. Institution: University La Sapienza, School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
  • M.S. Institution: (Epidemiology) College of Graduate Health Sciences, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • Postdoctoral: (Medical Retina Research) Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; (Pediatric Retinal and Optic Nerve Diseases) University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
  • Residency: School of Ophthalmology, Institute of Ophthalmology, University of Rome, Italy


Research Interests

Presently, stronger emphasis in my research is on 1) inflammatory and autoimmune aspects of age related macular degeneration and panretinal retinopathies; 2) hereditary retinal diseases such as X-linked and dominant retinitis pigmentosa (RP), Leber's congenital amaurosis, Usher syndrome (RP with hearing loss) and Bardet-Biedl syndrome (RP with obesity, polydactyly, and other systemic manifestations); and 3) nutritional influences on macular function and macular pigment.

Recent Publications

  • Mikryukova LD, Akleyev AV. Cataract in the chronically exposed residents of the Techa riverside villages. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2017 Jul 22. doi: 10.1007/s00411-017-0702-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28735342.
  • Zebral YD, Costa PG, de Castro Knopp B, Lansini LR, Zafalon-Silva B, Bianchini A, Robaldo RB. Effects of a glyphosate-based herbicide in pejerrey Odontesthes humensis embryonic development. Chemosphere. 2017 Jul 17;185:860-867. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.07.069. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28735239.
  • Malechka VV, Moiseyev G, Takahashi Y, Shin Y, Ma JX. Impaired Rhodopsin Generation in the Rat Model of Diabetic Retinopathy. Am J Pathol. 2017 Jul 19. pii: S0002-9440(17)30145-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2017.06.007. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28734946.
  • Cui H, Hanes J. NanoDDS 2016: The 14th International Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery Symposium. J Control Release. 2017 Jul 19. pii: S0168-3659(17)30731-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2017.07.022. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28734902.
  • Rucker F, Henriksen M, Yanase T, Taylor C. The Role of Temporal Contrast and Blue Light in Emmetropization. Vision Res. 2017 Jul 19. pii: S0042-6989(17)30137-2. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2017.07.003. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28734871.
  • Miller SE, Thapa S, Robin AL, Niziol LM, Ramulu PY, Woodward MA, Paudyal I, Pitha I, Kim TN, Newman-Casey PA. Glaucoma Screening in Nepal: Cup to Disc Estimate with Standard Mydriatic Fundus Camera Compared to Portable Non-mydriatic Camera. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Jul 19. pii: S0002-9394(17)30305-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2017.07.010. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28734816.

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