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

  • Zhu L, Wang X, Han Y, Cai Y, Jin J, Wang H, Xu L, Wu R. A PVC/polypyrrole sensor designed for beef taste detection using electrochemical methods and sensory evaluation. Meat Sci. 2017 Nov 4;137:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2017.11.005. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29149624.
  • Horstmann J, Schulz-Hildebrandt H, Bock F, Siebelmann S, Lankenau E, Hüttmann G, Steven P, Cursiefen C. Label-Free In Vivo Imaging of Corneal Lymphatic Vessels Using Microscopic Optical Coherence Tomography. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Nov 1;58(13):5880-5886. doi: 10.1167/iovs.17-22286. PubMed PMID: 29149239.
  • Bantseev V, Erickson R, Leipold D, Amaya C, Miller PE, Booler H, Thackaberry EA. Nonclinical Safety Assessment of Anti-Factor D: Key Strategies and Challenges for the Nonclinical Development of Intravitreal Biologics. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Nov 17. doi: 10.1089/jop.2017.0063. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29148965.
  • Erratum. Curr Eye Res. 2017 Nov 17:1. doi: 10.1080/02713683.2017.1402985. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29148843.
  • Hu J, Jiang YZ, Wu LL, Wu Z, Bi Y, Wong G, Qiu XG, Chen JJ, Pang DW, Zhang ZL. A Dual-Signal Readout Nanosphere for Rapid Point-of-Care Detection of Ebola Virus Glycoprotein. Anal Chem. 2017 Nov 17. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b02222. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29148720.
  • Abbouda A, Dubis AM, Webster AR, Moosajee M. Identifying characteristic features of the retinal and choroidal vasculature in choroideremia using optical coherence tomography angiography. Eye (Lond). 2017 Nov 17. doi: 10.1038/eye.2017.242. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29148533.

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