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

  • Ojurongbe O, Akindele AA, Adeleke MA, Oyedeji MO, Adedokun SA, Ojo JF, Akinleye CA, Bolaji OS, Adefioye OA, Adeyeba OA. Co-endemicity of Loiasis and Onchocerciasis in Rain Forest Communities in Southwestern Nigeria. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Mar 26;9(3):e0003633. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003633. eCollection 2015 Mar. PubMed PMID: 25812086.
  • Grosso A, Pellegrini M, Cereda MG, Panico C, Staurenghi G, Sigler EJ. PEARLS AND PITFALLS IN DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF COATS DISEASE. Retina. 2015 Apr;35(4):614-623. PubMed PMID: 25811949.
  • Iacolucci CM, Banks C, Jowett N, Kozin ED, Bhama PK, Barbara M, Hadlock TA. Development and Validation of a Spontaneous Smile Assay. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2015 Mar 26. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2015.0083. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25811938.
  • Prakash SR, Herrmann BS, Milojcic R, Rauch SD, Guinan JJ Jr. Evaluating Inhibition of Motoneuron Firing From Electromyogram Data to Assess Vestibular Output Using Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials. Ear Hear. 2015 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25811931.
  • Steinberg JS, Fitzke FW, Fimmers R, Fleckenstein M, Holz FG, Schmitz-Valckenberg S. Scotopic and Photopic Microperimetry in Patients With Reticular Drusen and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar 26. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.0477. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25811917.
  • Daniel E, Quinn GE, Hildebrand PL, Ells A, Hubbard GB 3rd, Capone A Jr, Martin ER, Ostroff CP, Smith E, Pistilli M, Ying GS; e-ROP Cooperative Group. Validated System for Centralized Grading of Retinopathy of Prematurity: Telemedicine Approaches to Evaluating Acute-Phase Retinopathy of Prematurity (e-ROP) Study. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar 26. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.0460. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25811772.

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