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Old 06-21-2015, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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"What do eyes open at death mean?"

It doesn't make any difference. A person dies from whatever he/she does from. Their eye position doesn't have anything to do with how gentle the death was.
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Old 08-16-2015, 12:02 PM
 
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I don't know how I feel about this. My mother passed away after a long battle with Parkinson disease. One day she told me she didn't want to die yet. On her last day she was struggling to breath and she looked terrified. When she passed her eyes were wide open. I always thought she was afraid of dying.
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Old 12-27-2015, 04:03 AM
 
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A deceased with their eyes open means they are not satisfied about their death and they may be back for unfinished business.
A deceased with their eyes closed means they accept their death and they're ready to go to the afterlife
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Old 12-27-2015, 07:00 AM
 
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A deceased with their eyes open means they are not satisfied about their death and they may be back for unfinished business.
A deceased with their eyes closed means they accept their death and they're ready to go to the afterlife
This is superstition, not science. Others who have said it has to do with the relaxation of the muscles are correct. People can die with their eyes open if they were awake at the time of death. If their eyes are closed at the time of death, they often open somewhat due to relaxation of the muscles. Honestly, I think it would be best for you to contact your closest hospice and see if you can talk to a hospice nurse about it. They have great experience in the process of dying and what the body goes through, and could help put your mother's mind at ease, I think. They also often have counseling and support to help to deal with things like this.

Blessings.
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Old 01-03-2016, 03:44 PM
 
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My grandfather I saw who passed an hour before I got there his mouth and eyes were open not sure why my uncle didn't close his mouth I would have rather not see that. My cat passed away 6 months ago while she was sleeping next to me I woke up in the morning she was cold her eyes were open some. I don't think it means anything but my Grandfathers mouth being open sticks in my mind that was in 2005 I wish they had closed it before I got there.
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Old 01-03-2016, 04:09 PM
 
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My friend works in Age Care and they've had corpses they swore were alive and alive people they swore were corpses.


Its different for everyone


if you just up and die suddenly chances are your eyes will be open


if youre being medicated slowly to death (most common) they will be closed
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Old 01-03-2016, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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A deceased with their eyes open means they are not satisfied about their death and they may be back for unfinished business.
A deceased with their eyes closed means they accept their death and they're ready to go to the afterlife
thats a right old wives tale..
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Old 01-03-2016, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I don't know how I feel about this. My mother passed away after a long battle with Parkinson disease. One day she told me she didn't want to die yet. On her last day she was struggling to breath and she looked terrified. When she passed her eyes were wide open. I always thought she was afraid of dying.
I think most people would be unless in so much pain they wish for death.
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Old 01-08-2016, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Berkeley, CA
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I don’t think it means much. I think the “relaxed” state of your eyelid is to be partially open. When we sleep, we use our eyelid muscles to keep them closed, as counterintuitive as they sounds because we assume all our muscles are relaxed during sleep.
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Old 01-09-2016, 12:07 AM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Follow them to where they're looking......that's where the treasure is buried.
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