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

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

Director
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



Education

  • 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

Links

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

  • Gouveia RM, González-Andrades E, Cardona JC, González-Gallardo C, Ionescu AM, Garzon I, Alaminos M, González-Andrades M, Connon CJ. Controlling the 3D architecture of Self-Lifting Auto-generated Tissue Equivalents (SLATEs) for optimized corneal graft composition and stability. Biomaterials. 2016 Dec 23;121:205-219. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2016.12.023. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28092777.
  • Li W, Ma L, Yang G, Gan WB. REM sleep selectively prunes and maintains new synapses in development and learning. Nat Neurosci. 2017 Jan 16. doi: 10.1038/nn.4479. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28092659.
  • Zhang W, Liu H. Study of Saliency in Objective Video Quality Assessment. IEEE Trans Image Process. 2017 Jan 10. doi: 10.1109/TIP.2017.2651410. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28092556.
  • Grace SF, Cavuoto KM, Shi W, Capo H. Surgical Treatment of Adult-Onset Esotropia: Characteristics and Outcomes. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2017 Jan 13:1-8. doi: 10.3928/01913913-20160929-02. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28092393.
  • Kim JH, Chang YS, Kim JW. NATURAL COURSE OF PATIENTS DISCONTINUING TREATMENT FOR AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION AND FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH VISUAL PROGNOSIS. Retina. 2017 Jan 13. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000001494. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28092343.
  • Muftuoglu IK, Mendoza N, Gaber R, Alam M, You Q, Freeman WR. INTEGRITY OF OUTER RETINAL LAYERS AFTER RESOLUTION OF CENTRAL INVOLVED DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA. Retina. 2017 Jan 13. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000001459. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28092342.

View more references (pubmed link)