Mr. T.R.G. Sear (1937-2022)
Tim and Judith Sear
(photo credit Adam Sear)
William C. Conner, Tim Sear: Proclamation of Pan-American Day in Fort Worth 1985 (photo credit PAAO)
In Memory of Tim Sear
It is with immense sadness that I inform the Pan American community of the death of one of PAAO’s greatest friends and collaborator. Tim was and will always be an example for all of us. May he rest in peace and his family be comforted by the fact of having lived with a person of such personal and community stature. He will be remembered forever for all of us.
Paulo E.C. Dantas MD (Brazil), PAAO President 2022-2025
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” — Thomas Campbell.
I was very saddened to hear the news of Tim’s passing. I had the great honor of knowing Tim for over 30 years. Throughout these years, we worked together on many important programs. Tim was a groundbreaking business leader and an exceptional individual whom I called a great friend. Tim will be dearly missed in the Ophthalmology community by all those who had the pleasure of working with him. My condolences to Tim’s wife and children during this difficult time.
Miguel N. Burnier Jr. MD (Canada), PAAO President 2019-2022
The Pan American Ophthalmology family honors Tim Sear, a great leader, visionary, generous and an amazing human being!
Liana Ventura MD (Brazil), PAOF President 2015-2018, and Marcelo Ventura MD
Front row: David E.I. Pyott, Dr. Alice McPherson, Tim Sear Back row: Dr. Richard Abbott, Teresa Bradshaw, Dr. Cristian Luco, Dr. Enrique Graue Wiechers, Dr. Rubens Belfort Jr. (photo credit Richard Abbott)
I had the opportunity to work at the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) close to Tim Sear CEO at Alcon. At that time was easy to understand the power of a visionary person that understood the necessities of our organization. I can also remember that in several meetings his name was mentioned as a solution for different problems. We are sure that his family should be proud of his work during his life!
Ana Luisa Hofling-Lima MD (Brazil), PAAO President 2013-2015
I was very sorry to learn that Tim passed away. He was a great friend of ophthalmology and particularly had great love for Latin America. May he rest in peace.
William De La Peña MD (USA), PAOF President 2012-2015
I was very sorry to hear of Tim Sear’s passing. This is a huge loss for ophthalmology. He was a staunch supporter of the Pan-American. May he rest in peace.
Nelson Marques (Brazil), PAOF President 2009-2012