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

  • Xianyu Y, Xie Y, Wang N, Wang Z, Jiang X. A Dispersion-Dominated Chromogenic Strategy for Colorimetric Sensing of Glutathione at the Nanomolar Level Using Gold Nanoparticles. Small. 2015 Aug 27. doi: 10.1002/smll.201500903. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26313890.
  • Karumanchi DK, Gaillard ER, Dillon J. Early Diagnosis of Diabetes Through The Eye. Photochem Photobiol. 2015 Aug 27. doi: 10.1111/php.12524. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26313889.
  • Guarnieri A, Moreno-Montañés J, Sabater AL. Case Report: Explantation of A Binkhorst Iridocapsular Lens >30 Years After Implantation in an Eye With Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Aug;94(34):e1444. PubMed PMID: 26313806.
  • Han IC, Tadarati M, Scott AW. Macular Vascular Abnormalities Identified by Optical Coherence Tomographic Angiography in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Aug 27. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.2824. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26313686.
  • Nakra T. Biplanar Contour-Oriented Approach to Lower Eyelid and Midface Rejuvenation. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2015 Aug 27. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2015.0860. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26313581.
  • Grambal A, Tüdös Z, Hok P, Kamaradova D, Diveky T, Hlustik P, Prasko J. Predictors of poor treatment response to additional CBT in real panic disorder patients: The role of DLPF, orbitofrontal cortex, parietal lobule, frontal eye field and amygdala in PD. Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2015 Aug 27;36(3):269-281. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26313395.

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