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

  • Ni W, Li J, Ji Q, Song Y, Liu B, Wang G, Zhu J, Chen H. [Clinical efficacy on xerosis conjunctivitis of liver and kidney yin deficiency treated with SHI's acupuncture manipulation]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2016 Apr;36(4):364-8. Chinese. PubMed PMID: 27352492.
  • Gutiérrez García JM. [Trichinae, pigs and veterinary public health: The introduction of the microscopic world into the scientific basis for meat inspection (Barcelona, 1870s)]. Med Hist (Barc). 2016;(1):4-16. Spanish. PubMed PMID: 27352484.
  • Tassignon MJ, Ní Dhubhghaill S. Real-Time Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging Confirms Older Concepts About the Berger Space. Ophthalmic Res. 2016 Jun 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27352381.
  • Neugebauer A, Herkenrath P, Koerber F, Simon T, Brunn A, Deckert M, Fricke J. [Strabologic and neuro-ophthamologic aspects of childhood cancer]. Ophthalmologe. 2016 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print] German. PubMed PMID: 27352283.
  • Yang HK, Kim JH, Hwang JM. Abducens Nerve in Patients with Type 3 Duane's Retraction Syndrome. PLoS One. 2016 Jun 28;11(6):e0150670. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150670. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27352171.
  • Eklund A, Jóhannesson G, Johansson E, Holmlund P, Qvarlander S, Ambarki K, Wåhlin A, Koskinen LD, Malm J. The pressure difference between eye and brain changes with posture. Ann Neurol. 2016 Jun 28. doi: 10.1002/ana.24713. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27352140.

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