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

  • Rutherford DN, D'Angelo AD, Law KE, Pugh CM. Advanced Engineering Technology for Measuring Performance. Surg Clin North Am. 2015 Aug;95(4):813-826. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2015.04.005. Epub 2015 May 23. Review. PubMed PMID: 26210973.
  • Bauer BS. Ocular Pathology. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2015 Aug;31(2):425-448. doi: 10.1016/j.cveq.2015.04.001. Review. PubMed PMID: 26210955.
  • Virk SA, Donaghue KC, Wong TY, Craig ME. Interventions for Diabetic Retinopathy in Type 1 Diabetes: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Jul 22. pii: S0002-9394(15)00448-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2015.07.024. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26210869.
  • Fernandes M, Vira D, Dey M, Tanzin T, Kumar N, Sharma S. Comparison Between Polymicrobial and Fungal Keratitis: Clinical Features, Risk Factors and Outcome. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Jul 22. pii: S0002-9394(15)00452-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2015.07.028. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26210867.
  • Cho HJ, Kim HS, Yoo SG, Han JI, Lew YJ, Cho SW, Lee TG, Kim JW. Retinal Pigment Epithelial Tear after Intravitreal Ranibizumab Treatment for Retinal Angiomatous Proliferation. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Jul 22. pii: S0002-9394(15)00447-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2015.07.023. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26210865.
  • Turalba A, Payal AR, Gonzalez-Gonzalez LA, Cakiner-Egilmez T, Chomsky AS, Vollman DE, Baze EF, Lawrence M, Daly MK. Cataract surgery outcomes in glaucomatous eyes: Results from the Veterans Affairs Ophthalmic Surgery Outcomes Data Project. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Jul 22. pii: S0002-9394(15)00444-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2015.07.020. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26210863.

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