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

  • Tuncer S, Sencer S, Kebudi R, Tanyıldız B, Cebeci Z, Aydın K. Superselective intra-arterial chemotherapy in the primary management of advanced intra-ocular retinoblastoma: first 4-year experience from a single institution in Turkey. Acta Ophthalmol. 2016 May 23. doi: 10.1111/aos.13077. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27214798.
  • Boateng JS, Popescu AM. Composite bi-layered erodible films for potential ocular drug delivery. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2016 May 9;145:353-361. doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2016.05.014. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27214785.
  • Odden JL, Mihailovic A, Boland MV, Friedman DS, West SK, Ramulu PY. Evaluation of Central and Peripheral Visual Field Concordance in Glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 May 1;57(6):2797-2804. doi: 10.1167/iovs.15-19053. PubMed PMID: 27214688.
  • Yang Z, Bridges MD, López CJ, Rogozhnikova OY, Trukhin DV, Brooks EK, Tormyshev V, Halpern HJ, Hubbell WL. A triarylmethyl spin label for long-range distance measurement at physiological temperatures using T(1) relaxation enhancement. J Magn Reson. 2016 May 10;269:50-54. doi: 10.1016/j.jmr.2016.05.006. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27214582.
  • Liu H, Xu M, Wang J, Rao T, Burnett I. Improving Visual Saliency Computing With Emotion Intensity. IEEE Trans Neural Netw Learn Syst. 2016 Jun;27(6):1201-1213. PubMed PMID: 27214350.
  • Chung HJ, Choi JH, Lee YC, Kim SY. Effect of Cataract Opacity Type and Glaucoma Severity on Visual Field Index. Optom Vis Sci. 2016 Jun;93(6):575-578. PubMed PMID: 27214250.

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