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

  • Downie LE, Keller PR. The Self-Reported Clinical Practice Behaviors of Australian Optometrists as Related to Smoking, Diet and Nutritional Supplementation. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 17;10(4):e0124533. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124533. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 25886641.
  • Menke MN, Framme C, Nelle M, Berger MR, Sturm V, Wolf S. Intravitreal ranibizumab monotherapy to treat retinopathy of prematurity zone II, stage 3 with plus disease. BMC Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar 8;15(1):20. PubMed PMID: 25886603.
  • Chen L, Zong Y, Wei T, Sheng X, Shen W, Li J, Niu Z, Zhou H, Zhang Y, Yuan Y, Chen Q, Zhong H. Prevalence, awareness, medication, control, and risk factors associated with hypertension in Yi ethnic group aged 50 years and over in rural China: the Yunnan minority eye study. BMC Public Health. 2015 Apr 15;15(1):383. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25886600.
  • Hua Y, Stojanovic A, Utheim TP, Chen X, Ræder S, Huang J, Wang Q. Keratometric Index Obtained by Fourier-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 17;10(4):e0122441. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122441. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 25886489.
  • Ergönenç J, Ergönenç T, İdin K, Uzun U, Dirik A, Gedikli G, Bican G. The recovery time of sevoflurane and desflurane and the effects of anesthesia on mental and psychomotor functions and pain. Anesth Essays Res. 2014 Sep-Dec;8(3):367-371. PubMed PMID: 25886337.
  • Singh SK, Kumar A, Katyal S. A terrorist bomb blast, a real challenge for any tertiary care health provider. Anesth Essays Res. 2014 May-Aug;8(2):229-232. PubMed PMID: 25886231.

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