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

  • Nguyen BN, Lek JJ, Vingrys AJ, McKendrick AM. Clinical impact of migraine for the management of glaucoma patients. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2015 Jul 29. pii: S1350-9462(15)00053-1. doi: 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2015.07.006. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26232725.
  • Holmin J, Nawrot M. Motion parallax thresholds for unambiguous depth perception. Vision Res. 2015 Jul 29. pii: S0042-6989(15)00241-2. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2015.07.002. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26232612.
  • Wielders LH, Lambermont VA, Schouten JS, van den Biggelaar FJ, Worthy G, Simons RW, Winkens B, Nuijts RM. Prevention of Cystoid Macular Edema after Cataract Surgery in Non-Diabetic and Diabetic Patients: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Jul 29. pii: S0002-9394(15)00456-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2015.07.032. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26232601.
  • Elaish M, Kang KI, Xia M, Ali A, Shany SA, Wang L, Jiang X, Lee CW. Immunogenicity and protective efficacy of the norovirus P particle-M2e chimeric vaccine in chickens. Vaccine. 2015 Jul 28. pii: S0264-410X(15)01010-5. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.07.049. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26232342.
  • Kanagaraj K, Abdul Syed Basheerudeen S, G TS, M T J, Ozhimuthu A, S PS, Pattan S, Perumal V. Assessment of dose and DNA damages in individuals exposed to low dose and low dose rate ionizing radiations during computed tomography imaging. Mutat Res Genet Toxicol Environ Mutagen. 2015 Aug;789-790:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.mrgentox.2015.05.008. Epub 2015 May 21. PubMed PMID: 26232253.
  • Janyan A, Vankov I, Tsaregorodtseva O, Miklashevsky A. Remember down, look down, read up: Does a word modulate eye trajectory away from remembered location? Cogn Process. 2015 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26232195.

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