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

  • Solcà MD, Bastos LA, Guedes CE, Bordoni M, Borja LS, Larangeira DF, da Silva Estrela Tuy PG, Amorim LD, Nascimento EG, de Sá Oliveira GG, Dos-Santos WL, Fraga DB, Veras PS. Evaluating the Accuracy of Molecular Diagnostic Testing for Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis Using Latent Class Analysis. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 30;9(7):e103635. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103635. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25076494.
  • Liu G, Guo J, Liu J, Wang Z, Liang D. Toll-like receptor signaling directly increases functional IL-17RA expression in neuroglial cells. Clin Immunol. 2014 Jul 27. pii: S1521-6616(14)00173-9. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2014.07.006. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25076485.
  • Ventura BV, Wang L, Weikert MP, Robinson SB, Koch DD. Surgical management of astigmatism with toric intraocular lenses. Arq Bras Oftalmol. 2014 Apr;77(2):125-131. PubMed PMID: 25076481.
  • Victor G, Nosé W, Sousa SJ, Forseto AD, Alves MR. In vivo ultrathin Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty with a low-energy and high-frequency femtosecond laser. Arq Bras Oftalmol. 2014 Apr;77(2):122-124. PubMed PMID: 25076480.
  • Thorell MR, Kniggendorf VF, Arana LA, Grandinetti AA. Congenital simple hamartoma of the retinal pigment epithelium: a case report. Arq Bras Oftalmol. 2014 Apr;77(2):114-115. PubMed PMID: 25076477.
  • Yüksel H, Türkcü FM, Ahin M, Cinar Y, Cingü AK, Ozkurt Z, Bez Y, Caça H. Vision-related quality of life in patients after ocular penetrating injuries. Arq Bras Oftalmol. 2014 Apr;77(2):95-98. PubMed PMID: 25076473.

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