Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci

Ophthalmology
Clifton, NJ
35 years experience female

Locations

Office

Clifton, NJ

Address

1135 Clifton Ave, Clifton, NJ
Directions

Fax

United States

About

Bio

A Retina Specialist passionate about health and personal doctor patient engagement for the betterment of modern medicine.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Ophthalmology

Addiction Medicine

Languages spoken

English, Italian

Doctor Q&A

201 Answers
67 Agrees
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: Laryngitis might affect your voice with little to no pain associated with it.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Because it works: Aspirin is a blood thinner and has an anti-inflammatory effect which has been associated with better outcome in case of heart ischemia.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: Shouldn't, it is a tea and is not addictive.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Agree: Sometime are very benign and excessive coffee intake and or lack of sleep are causing it.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Alternative: Some person had been treted successfully with Botox injection. (is temporary and should be repeated after few months).
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
What kind of angiogr: What kind of angiogram? Discussiing the reason for having it and how it is performed will ease your mind. Can also help reading about it.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Limit exposure: If you are allergic to pollen limit your exposure not going in area with blooming trees and close the window of the house if any blooming tree are nea... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Depends: If the reason is intese exercise than stretching is the solution. If the reason is a trauma than resting is the solution.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Variable: The reason that cause the pinching should be corrected. If it is posture or need for an manual adjustment might be rapid. If is such to require surge... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Eye doc: The eye doctor will better evaluate the vision loss but he also need help about the drinking and the blood pressure. Need to find a good primary doc t... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Might need a doc: I would consider a glass of water, just because is easy. At times dehydration might cause those symptom you describe. Are you well hydrated, you drink... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Migh need to see Doc: Plenty of water, hydration is very helpful for bronchitis and cough but if is persistent or there is fever needs to see a doc.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Plenty: There are many medicine for nervousness and there are many behavioural treatment: need to see a professional.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Avoid exposure: I agree that has to be very clear that the allergen (the cause) is nickel. Also make sure three is nothing else that you react to including food. Havi... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Drink and think: Good hydration, with water i mean. Also meditating in any form, close your eye and let your mind free.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Meditate and focus: Meditate to gather your inner strenght. Focus on the task ahed. That will help your motivation.
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A member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
NO: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) makes you groggy like a glass of wine. 3 glasses of wine makes most of the people very groggy. I don't know about you (depe... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Pain? : Might be as simple as an allergy. Might be as severe as a pink eye and require medicine. If there is itchiness and tearing and or mucus secretion mi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Stretching: Restless leg syndrome might be a difficult and disruptive problem. Physical exercise and stretching might give temporary relieve. This is a neurolog... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Meditation: I think of meditation as of therapy done within yourself and very private, close your eye and think freely ( don't do it in the street!).
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Any coughing?: You seem to describe chest wall pain which is common after strenuous physical exercise or coughing or vomiting. Any of those associated with it. If no... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Good hydration: Good hydration is a good help. If there is a sinus infection and no drainage of the sinus than water is of no help/.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Allergy: It sound like an allergic reaction. Might be to the supplementation that you report or to other component of the supplementation. Try to isolate which... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
EKG and ultrasound: Ekg shows how the heart is pacing and conducting electricity in the muscle, rules out arrhythmia and also ischemia. Ultrasound assess the muscle and r... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Infection: Sound like an infection. Might be a flu or a strept throat. Need to be seen and tested.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Can be dangerous: The pancreatic duct joins with the biiary tract with different pattern. At time pancreatic stone give severe pain but might cause jaundice (yellow ski... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: Might be related to the need to expel some air.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Asthma: You seem to describe asthma which is the condition in which the breathing out is difficult and cause the "whistling". Need to see your doctor.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Needs to see a Doc: There are behavioral treatment that work well. Seek professional help.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Lack of feeling: Thigh munbeness refer to a lack of feeling/ sensation in the area. Might be temporary or a permanent. You need to be examined if this is happening wit... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Sleep on right side?: If has been going on for over 1 year cannot be an acute infection. Might be related to the position and having the right side down might cause the sw... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Farily quickly: The disease has an incubation period in which you mihg not feel anything. When the symptom start they will manifest farily rapidly.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Neuritic pain: You describe pain generated by an irritated sensory nerve which is also responsible for the lack of feeling in the hand. Any trauma, over use, tennis ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Tea: Tea and coffee are good help to improve digestion.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Hypoperfusion: Not enougth circulation can cause poor perfusion of the brain and this cause a temporary blackout. Staying flat is usually enough to reverse it.
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A male asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Depends: It depends on what kind of pill and the purpose. Generally speaking if you are instructed to take it every day please do so and before changing it dis... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Physical activity: At your weight is difficult to go running but is very important to do some physical exercise, walking or bycicling or zumba etc. Do what you can to in... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Needs to be checked: Might be an old trauma or a lesion requiring surgery. See your doc.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Check the family: Check the presence of diabetes in the family: siblings, parents and grandparents as well as cousing aunt and uncle. Consider also the weight and level... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Need to find cause: The cause for it needs to be sorted out. If autoimmune need to see a rheumatologist. For some people food intolerance or allergies are the reason.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Drink water: Good hydration is good to help low blood pressure.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Too much is too much: You need salt in the diet but too much is too much! there are many problem related to excessive intake of salt.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Find a better state: Try to understand why you feel sleepy and dull. Do you lack sleep, than you know what to do! needs better eating habits than you know what to do next.... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Agree with depends: The location in the brain is very crucial. Small benign tumor might have very negative effect dur to the location, if the encroach the visual pathway ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Variable: The high blood pressure can be silent and cause no symptom, should be measured to check it, don't wait for symptom. The diabetes also should be check... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Core exercise: To define a specific part of your body should do the work out specific for that area.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Can't tell: Could be unrelated but need more information on how advanced is the cancer and if there a metastasis. Talk to his doctor.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Find out the cause: Try to find out what is the food causing it if it is a recurrent problem. Keep a diary for the food consumed and correlate with the pain. If cannot do... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Fever?: You should be worried, are you a smoker? If has not being going for more than 2 or 3 days and there is no fever can wait otherwise see a doc.
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A male asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Not much: Yawning is not an essential part of living, you can live without it.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
May 12, 2013
Wonderful doctor and great colleague here on Healthtap
HealthTap member
Mar 23, 2013
Thank you for not scaring me, I'm the one that asked about the blank spot in my periph. vision after throwing up w/ stomach flu. I only notice this small, diamond-like spot when I'm looking at our wal...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bertolucci is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you I've been trying not to yawn, it is interesting and has changed my perception:) thank you for letting me know that it is a safe:)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That's a very nice answer captured in those small sentences..thank you very much doctor:-)...
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks i líke your answer, but i like to know more, to have big and good answers

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pisa University Medical School
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

St ViNCENT HOSPITAL, New York, NY

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Hackensack, NJ - Winter
2013
Top Ophthalmologist , Second Place, New Jersey - Winter
2013
Top Ophthalmologist , Third Place, New Jersey - Summer
2013
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