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

  • Langner S, Krueger PC, Niendorf T, Stachs O. [In Vivo MR Microscopy of the Human Eye.]. Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 2014 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print] German. PubMed PMID: 25178045.
  • Min HY, Chen D, Chen Y, Dong FT. One "8"-shaped scleral suture to treat rhegmatogenous retinal detachment: a refined procedure of minimal scleral buckling. Genet Mol Res. 2014 Aug 28;13(3):6665-6671. PubMed PMID: 25177947.
  • Birsner AE, Benny O, D'Amato RJ. The Corneal Micropocket Assay: A Model of Angiogenesis in the Mouse Eye. J Vis Exp. 2014 Aug 16;(90). doi: 10.3791/51375. PubMed PMID: 25177860.
  • Misra SL, Patel DV, McGhee CN, Pradhan M, Kilfoyle D, Braatvedt GD, Craig JP. Peripheral Neuropathy and Tear Film Dysfunction in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. J Diabetes Res. 2014;2014:848659. Epub 2014 Aug 7. PubMed PMID: 25177708.
  • Pournaras C, Tsika C, Brozou C, Tsilimbaris MK. Surgical and visual outcome for recurrent retinal detachment surgery. J Ophthalmol. 2014;2014:810609. doi: 10.1155/2014/810609. Epub 2014 Aug 11. PubMed PMID: 25177496.
  • Kuznetsova AV, Kurinov AM, Aleksandrova MA. Cell models to study regulation of cell transformation in pathologies of retinal pigment epithelium. J Ophthalmol. 2014;2014:801787. doi: 10.1155/2014/801787. Epub 2014 Aug 7. Review. PubMed PMID: 25177495.

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