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

  • Strychowsky JE, Albert D, Chan K, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, De Alarcon A, Garabedian N, Hart C, Hartnick C, Inglis A, Jacobs I, Kleinman ME, Mehta NM, Nicollas R, Nuss R, Pransky S, Russell J, Rutter M, Schilder A, Thompson D, Triglia JM, Volk M, Ward B, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zur K, Rahbar R. International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Routine peri-operative pediatric tracheotomy care. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Apr 4. pii: S0165-5876(16)30022-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2016.03.029. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27132195.
  • Kim A, Nejad M, Pineles S, Chang M, Velez F. A modified technique for strabismus surgery in the presence of a scleral buckle. J AAPOS. 2016 Apr 27. pii: S1091-8531(16)30051-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2016.03.007. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27132139.
  • Poole VN, Robinson ME, Singleton O, DeGutis J, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE, Salat DH, Esterman M. Intrinsic functional connectivity predicts individual differences in distractibility. Neuropsychologia. 2016 Apr 27. pii: S0028-3932(16)30139-7. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.04.023. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27132070.
  • Tatum WO, DiCiaccio B, Yelvington KH. Cortical processing during smartphone text messaging. Epilepsy Behav. 2016 Apr 28;59:117-121. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2016.03.018. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27131913.
  • Boll S, Bartholomaeus M, Peter U, Lupke U, Gamer M. Attentional mechanisms of social perception are biased in social phobia. J Anxiety Disord. 2016 Apr 9;40:83-93. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2016.04.004. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27131909.
  • Fini ME, Bauskar A, Jeong S, Wilson MR. Clusterin in the eye: An old dog with new tricks at the ocular surface. Exp Eye Res. 2016 Apr 27. pii: S0014-4835(16)30092-6. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2016.04.019. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 27131907.

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