Alessandro Iannaccone, M.D., M.S.

Alessandro Iannaccone, M.D., M.S.

Director
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



Education

  • 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

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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

  • Bressler SB, Almukhtar T, Bhorade A, Bressler NM, Glassman AR, Huang SS, Jampol LM, Kim JE, Melia M; for the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network Investigators. Repeated Intravitreous Ranibizumab Injections for Diabetic Macular Edema and the Risk of Sustained Elevation of Intraocular Pressure or the Need for Ocular Hypotensive Treatment. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Feb 26. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.186. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25719991.
  • Chen Y, Feng J, Li F, Yin H, Liang J, Li X. ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN CHARACTERISTICS OF SEVERE RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY PATIENTS AFTER SCREENING GUIDELINES WERE ISSUED IN CHINA. Retina. 2015 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25719989.
  • Rahimy E, Reddy S, DeCroos FC, Khan MA, Boyer DS, Gupta OP, Regillo CD, Haller JA. PROSPECTIVE EVALUATION OF VISUAL ACUITY AGREEMENT BETWEEN STANDARD EARLY TREATMENT DIABETIC RETINOPATHY STUDY CHART AND A HANDHELD EQUIVALENT IN EYES WITH RETINAL PATHOLOGY. Retina. 2015 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25719987.
  • Wong CW, Cheung CM, Mathur R, Li X, Chan CM, Yeo I, Wong E, Lee SY, Wong D, Wong TY. THREE-YEAR RESULTS OF POLYPOIDAL CHOROIDAL VASCULOPATHY TREATED WITH PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY: Retrospective Study and Systematic Review. Retina. 2015 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25719986.
  • Aziz HA, Flynn HW Jr, Young RC, Davis JL, Dubovy SR. SYMPATHETIC OPHTHALMIA: Clinicopathologic Correlation in a Consecutive Case Series. Retina. 2015 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25719985.
  • Manzari L, Burgess AM, MacDougall HG, Curthoys IS. Superior canal dehiscence reveals concomitant unilateral utricular loss (UUL). Acta Otolaryngol. 2015 Feb 26:1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25719967.

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