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

  • Ali├│ JL, Ben-Nun J. Study of the Force Dynamics at the Capsular Interface Related to Ciliary Body Stimulation in a Primate Model. J Refract Surg. 2015 Feb 1;31(2):124-128. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20150122-08. PubMed PMID: 25735046.
  • Galletti JD, Ruise├▒or V├ízquez PR, Minguez N, Delrivo M, Bonthoux FF, Pf├Ârtner T, Galletti JG. Corneal Asymmetry Analysis by Pentacam Scheimpflug Tomography for Keratoconus Diagnosis. J Refract Surg. 2015 Feb 1;31(2):116-123. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20150122-07. PubMed PMID: 25735045.
  • Rahman M, Okamoto K, Thompson R, Katagiri A, Bereiter DA. Sensitization of trigeminal brainstem pathways in a model for tear deficient dry eye. Pain. 2015 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25734990.
  • Utheim O, Islam R, Lyberg T, Roald B, Eidet JR, de la Paz MF, Dartt DA, Raeder S, Utheim TP. Serum-Free and Xenobiotic-Free Preservation of Cultured Human Limbal Epithelial Cells. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 3;10(3):e0118517. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118517. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 25734654.
  • Hayakawa S, Takaku Y, Hwang JS, Horiguchi T, Suga H, Gehring W, Ikeo K, Gojobori T. Function and Evolutionary Origin of Unicellular Camera-Type Eye Structure. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 3;10(3):e0118415. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118415. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 25734540.
  • Nunes J, Piquerez M, Pujadas L, Armstrong E, Fern├índez A, Lecumberry F. Beef quality parameters estimation using ultrasound and color images. BMC Bioinformatics. 2015 Feb 23;16(Suppl 4):S6. Epub 2015 Feb 23. PubMed PMID: 25734452.

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