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

  • Wu Z, Fu Q, Yu S, Sheng L, Xu M, Yao C, Xiao W, Li X, Tang Y. Pt@AuNPs integrated quantitative capillary-based biosensors for point-of-care testing application. Biosens Bioelectron. 2016 May 24;85:657-663. doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2016.05.074. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27240013.
  • Vasil'ev VI, Sokol EV, Kokosadze NV, Pavlovskaya AI, Komov DV, Pal'shina SG, Mukhortova OV, Safonova TN. [The differential diagnosis of Erdheim-Chester disease and IgG4-related diseases]. Ter Arkh. 2016;88(5):70-76. Russian. PubMed PMID: 27239930.
  • Keygnaert I. In Search of the Third Eye, When the Two Others Are Shamefacedly Shut? Comment on "Are Sexual and Reproductive Health Policies Designed for All? Vulnerable Groups in Policy Documents of Four European Countries and Their Involvement in Policy Development". Int J Health Policy Manag. 2016 Feb 11;5(5):325-327. doi: 10.15171/ijhpm.2016.16. PubMed PMID: 27239882.
  • Iyer JV, Agrawal R, Yeo TK, Gunasekeran DV, Balne PK, Lee B, Au VB, Connolly J, Teoh SC. Aqueous humor immune factors and cytomegalovirus (CMV) levels in CMV retinitis through treatment - The CRIGSS study. Cytokine. 2016 May 27;84:56-62. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2016.05.009. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27239802.
  • Tanrikulu CS, Hocagil H, Kaya U, Hocagil AC. Acute bilateral vision loss in emergency department: A case report. Turk J Emerg Med. 2016 Mar 10;16(1):38-40. doi: 10.1016/j.tjem.2014.12.001. eCollection 2016 Mar. PubMed PMID: 27239639.
  • Rajabi MT, Hassanpoor N, Parsa R, Niyousha MR. Spontaneous retrobulbar hemorrhage in a patient with breast cancer: A case report. J Curr Ophthalmol. 2016 Feb 3;28(1):48-51. doi: 10.1016/j.joco.2015.12.004. eCollection 2016 Mar. PubMed PMID: 27239604.

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