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

  • Gao Q, Liu J, Han J, Li X. Monocular 3D see-through head-mounted display via complex amplitude modulation. Opt Express. 2016 Jul 25;24(15):17372-17383. doi: 10.1364/OE.24.017372. PubMed PMID: 27464184.
  • Motaghiannezam R, Lyubomirsky I, Daghighian H, Kocot C, Gray T, Tatum J, Amezcua-Correa A, Bigot-Astruc M, Molin D, Achten F, Sillard P. Four 45 Gbps PAM4 VCSEL based transmission through 300 m wideband OM4 fiber over SWDM4 wavelength grid. Opt Express. 2016 Jul 25;24(15):17193-17199. doi: 10.1364/OE.24.017193. PubMed PMID: 27464169.
  • Moreira R, Gundavarapu S, Blumenthal DJ. Programmable eye-opener lattice filter for multi-channel dispersion compensation using an integrated compact low-loss silicon nitride platform. Opt Express. 2016 Jul 25;24(15):16732-16742. doi: 10.1364/OE.24.016732. PubMed PMID: 27464127.
  • Adinolfi A, Valentini E, Calabresi E, Tesei G, Signorini V, Barsotti S, Tani C. One year in review 2016: systemic lupus erythematosus. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2016 Jul-Aug;34(4):569-574. Epub 2016 Jul 14. Review. PubMed PMID: 27463977.
  • Wang X, Zheng Y, Kong X, Zhu L, Sun X. The Characteristics of Peripapillary Retinal Perfusion by Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Tessellated Fundus Eyes. PLoS One. 2016 Jul 27;11(7):e0159911. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159911. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27463970.
  • Heathcote LC, Lau JY, Mueller SC, Eccleston C, Fox E, Bosmans M, Vervoort T. Child attention to pain and pain tolerance are dependent upon anxiety and attention control: An eye-tracking study. Eur J Pain. 2016 Jul 27. doi: 10.1002/ejp.920. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27463940.

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