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

  • Felder A, Mercurio C, Wanek J, Ansari R, Shahidi M. Automated Real-time Conjunctival Microvasculature Image Stabilization. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2016 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26863649.
  • Li M, Shi Z, Li C, Yu L. Combining complement fixation and luminol chemiluminescence for ultrasensitive detection of avian influenza A rH7N9. Analyst. 2016 Feb 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26863640.
  • Zhao Y, Li M, Zhao J, Knorz MC, Sun L, Tian M, Zhou X. Posterior Corneal Elevation after Small Incision Lenticule Extraction for Moderate and High Myopia. PLoS One. 2016 Feb 10;11(2):e0148370. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148370. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 26863612.
  • Loma P, Guzman-Aranguez A, Perez de Lara MJ, Pintor J. Lactoferrin Levels in Tears are Increased by the Topical Application of Diadenosine Tetraphosphate. Curr Eye Res. 2016 Feb 10:1-3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26863584.
  • Dalal RR, Raber I, Dunn SP, Weisenthal R, Sugar J, Hannush S, Epstein R, Feder RS. Epithelial Ingrowth Following Endothelial Keratoplasty. Cornea. 2016 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26863501.
  • Rathi H, Venugopal A, Rameshkumar G, Ramakrishnan R, Meenakshi R. Fungal Keratitis Caused by Exserohilum, An Emerging Pathogen. Cornea. 2016 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26863500.

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