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

  • Xu T, Hui L, Juan YL, Min SG, Hua WT. Effects of Moxibustion or Acupoint Therapy for the Treatment of Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Meta-analysis. Altern Ther Health Med. 2014 Jul;20(4):33-42. PubMed PMID: 25141361.
  • Ehlers JP, Srivastava SK, Feiler D, Noonan AI, Rollins AM, Tao YK. Integrative Advances for OCT-Guided Ophthalmic Surgery and Intraoperative OCT: Microscope Integration, Surgical Instrumentation, and Heads-Up Display Surgeon Feedback. PLoS One. 2014 Aug 20;9(8):e105224. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105224. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25141340.
  • Ritchie AE, Lee V, Feeney C, Lingam RK. Using Nonechoplanar Diffusion-weighted MRI to Assess Treatment Response in Active Graves Orbitopathy: A Novel Approach with 2 Case Reports. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25141074.
  • Kret ME, Tomonaga M, Matsuzawa T. Chimpanzees and Humans Mimic Pupil-Size of Conspecifics. PLoS One. 2014 Aug 20;9(8):e104886. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104886. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25140998.
  • Cheng KH, Mariampillai A, Lee KK, Vuong B, Luk TW, Ramjist J, Curtis A, Jakubovic H, Kertes P, Letarte M, Faughnan ME, Hht Investigator Group BV, Yang VX. Histogram flow mapping with optical coherence tomography for in vivo skin angiography of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. J Biomed Opt. 2014 Aug 1;19(8):86015. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.19.8.086015. PubMed PMID: 25140883.
  • Saccomano SJ, Ferrara LR. Managing corneal abrasions in primary care. Nurse Pract. 2014 Sep 18;39(9):1-6. PubMed PMID: 25140844.

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