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

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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

  • Seo Y, Kim MK, Lee JH, Chang EJ, Kim EK, Lee HK. Expression of Lymphangiogenic Markers in Rejected Human Corneal Buttons after Penetrating Keratoplasty. Curr Eye Res. 2014 Oct 20:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25330436.
  • Nagai N, Yoshioka C, Mano Y, Ito Y, Okamoto N, Shimomura Y. Effect of Eye Drops Containing Disulfiram and Low-Substituted Methylcellulose in Reducing Intraocular Pressure in Rabbit Models. Curr Eye Res. 2014 Oct 20:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25330366.
  • Finis D, Ackermann P, Pischel N, K├Ânig C, Hayajneh J, Borrelli M, Schrader S, Geerling G. Evaluation of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Local Distribution of Meibomian Gland Atrophy by Non-contact Infrared Meibography. Curr Eye Res. 2014 Oct 20:1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25330304.
  • Sener G, Uzun L, Denizli A. A Colorimetric Sensor Array Based on Gold Nanoparticles and Amino Acids for Identification of Toxic Metal Ions in Water. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2014 Oct 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25330256.
  • Le Q, Cui X, Xiang J, Ge L, Gong L, Xu J. Impact of Conjunctivochalasis on Visual Quality of Life: A Community Population Survey. PLoS One. 2014 Oct 20;9(10):e110821. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110821. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25330252.
  • Mori T, Sugano Y, Maruko I, Sekiryu T. Subfoveal Choroidal Thickness and Axial Length in Preschool Children with Hyperopic Anisometropic Amblyopia. Curr Eye Res. 2014 Oct 20:1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25330225.

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